WebDAV Tree Operations

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (webdav WG)
Author Yaron Goland 
Last updated 1997-11-11
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The WebDAV protocol specification [Goland et al., 1997] defines the DELETE, COPY and MOVE methods. However these methods have a scope of a single source resource. It is common for principals to wish to perform a DELETE, COPY or MOVE on a collection and all its internal members. This specification defines the DELETE-TREE, COPY-TREE and MOVE-TREE methods that perform the equivalent of DELETE, COPY and MOVE across a collection and all its progeny.


Yaron Goland (soarityietfsubmission@goland.org)

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