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Requirements on HTTP for Distributed Content Editing

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Jim Whitehead
Last updated 1996-09-11
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The HyperText Transfer Protocol, version 1.1 (HTTP/1.1), provides simple support for applications which allow remote editing of typed data. In practice, the existing capabilities of HTTP/1.1 have proven inadequate to support efficient, scalable remote editing free of overwriting conflicts. This document presents a list of features in the form of requirements which, if implemented, would improve the efficiency of common remote editing operations, provide a locking mechanism to prevent overwrite conflicts, improve relationship management support between non-HTML data types, provide a simple attribute-value metadata facility, and provide for the creation and reading of container data types. These requirements are also supportive of versioning capability.


Jim Whitehead

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