Requirements for Advanced Collection Functionality in WebDAV

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (webdav WG)
Authors Judith Slein  , Jim Davis 
Last updated 1999-06-21
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The base WebDAV protocol [WebDAV] provides basic support for collections. It defines a MKCOL method for creating collections and specifies how other HTTP and WebDAV methods interact with collections. It supports internal members of collections, which it defines as members whose URIs are immediately relative to the URI of the collection. This draft sets out requirements for more advanced, optional collection functionality. It extends the base functionality in two general directions: support for referential resources, and support for ordered collections. A separate WebDAV specification is expected to define protocol elements providing the functionality described here.


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