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Binding Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
RFC 5842

Document type: RFC - Experimental (April 2010)
Was draft-ietf-webdav-bind (individual in app area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 5842 (Experimental)
Responsible AD: Alexey Melnikov
Send notices to: julian.reschke@gmx.de, cyrus@daboo.name

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          G. Clemm
Request for Comments: 5842                                           IBM
Category: Experimental                                       J. Crawford
ISSN: 2070-1721                                             IBM Research
                                                         J. Reschke, Ed.
                                                              greenbytes
                                                            J. Whitehead
                                                         U.C. Santa Cruz
                                                              April 2010

                         Binding Extensions to
           Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)

Abstract

   This specification defines bindings, and the BIND method for creating
   multiple bindings to the same resource.  Creating a new binding to a
   resource causes at least one new URI to be mapped to that resource.
   Servers are required to ensure the integrity of any bindings that
   they allow to be created.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for examination, experimental implementation, and
   evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  This document is a product of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF
   community.  It has received public review and has been approved for
   publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not
   all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of
   Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5842.

Clemm, et al.                 Experimental                      [Page 1]
RFC 5842              Binding Extensions to WebDAV            April 2010

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Terminology ................................................5
      1.2. Method Preconditions and Postconditions ....................6
   2. Overview of Bindings ............................................7
      2.1. Bindings to Collections ....................................7
           2.1.1. Bind Loops ..........................................8
      2.2. URI Mappings Created by a New Binding ......................8
      2.3. COPY and Bindings ..........................................9
           2.3.1. Example: COPY with "Depth: infinity" in
                  Presence of Bind Loops .............................11
           2.3.2. Example: COPY Updating Multiple Bindings ...........13
           2.3.3. Example: COPY with "Depth: infinity" with
                  Multiple Bindings to a Leaf Resource ...............14
      2.4. DELETE and Bindings .......................................15
      2.5. MOVE and Bindings .........................................15
           2.5.1. Example: Simple MOVE ...............................16
           2.5.2. Example: MOVE Request Causing a Bind Loop ..........16
      2.6. PROPFIND and Bindings .....................................18

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