Proposed Extensions to WebDAV Properties

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (webdav WG)
Author Jim Amsden 
Last updated 1999-09-13
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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The WebDAV protocol defines facilities for adding properties to Web resources. These properties consist of name/value pairs interchanged using XML. The protocol includes the PROPFIND method for accessing properties, and the PROPPATCH method for updating and removing properties. Experience building both WebDAV clients and a WebDAV server indicates the need for three minor extensions to the current properties protocol: 1) allow PROPPATCH to create and initialize the properties of a resource that did not exist, 2) distinguish between adding a new property, and setting the value of an existing property of a resource, and 3) give client applications more control in specifying how PROPPATCH errors should be handled.


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