Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH ' <draft-reschke-webdav-search-19.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Chris Newman. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-reschke-webdav-search-19.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies a set of methods, headers and properties composing WebDAV SEARCH, an application of the HTTP/1.1 protocol to efficiently search for DAV resources based upon a set of client-supplied criteria. Working Group Summary This was the product of an individual submittor. However, it is based on a draft developed by the concluded DASL WG and technical discussions have occured on the DASL mailing list. Some issues that were discussed as candidates for the base specification are covered in Appendix B and are believed suitable for future protocol extensions. There was some discussion of whether query schema discovery should be mandatory or optional, there is believed to be community rough consensus to keep it an optional feature. Document Quality The framework defined in SEARCH (method, grammar discover via OPTIONS, response format) is supported at least in six implementations of which four support the DAV:basicsearch grammar and the other two expose only custom grammars. There has been at least one proposal for an additional documented query language (draft-godoy-webdav-xmlsearch). Personnel The responsible area director is Chris Newman who reviewed this specification in detail. The specification was also reviewed by multiple participants of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list (formerly used by the DASL WG) as well as the email@example.com (formerly WebDAV WG). During IETF last call, support was expressed by Tobias Schlauch and Javier Godoy on the IETF list. Additional review comments were provided by John Barone and Cyrus Daboo on the webdav lists during last call. Gonzalo Camarillo was the GEN-ART reviewer, Radia Perlman was the sec-dir reviewer.