Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections Protocol
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, webdav mailing list <email@example.com>, webdav chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'WebDAV Ordered Collections Protocol' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'WebDAV Ordered Collections Protocol ' <draft-ietf-webdav-ordering-protocol-11.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the WWW Distributed Authoring and Versioning Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ted Hardie and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-webdav-ordering-protocol-11.txt
Technical Summary The document extends the WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol to support server-side ordering of collection members, for use when a client's use of the search protocol's ordering option would not be appropriate or sufficient. It defines protocol elements that permit clients to specify the position of each member of a collection in an ordering. One common use case that has been discussed is maintaining markers like page numbers. Working Group Summary The working group held a four week last call on the document and comments received were generally positive. There was one set of comments received during IETF last call, and the authors revised the documents to handle the issues. The working group acknowledged that problem it faced represented choices among several sets of engineering trade offs, and it believes it has come to consensus on those trade-offs. Note that the document specifies methods of handling client-specified but server-maintained orderings. The presumption of this work is that a human will generally use a webdav client to create and maintain these orderings. The working group aims to allow further extensions to describe automatic, server-maintained orderings, but this document does not specify those mechanisms. Protocol Quality Ted Hardie reviewed this document for the IESG.