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Collection Synchronization for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
RFC 6578

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (March 2012)
Was draft-daboo-webdav-sync (individual in app area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-02-12
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IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 6578 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Peter Saint-Andre
Send notices to: cyrus@daboo.name, arnaud.quillaud@oracle.com, draft-daboo-webdav-sync@tools.ietf.org

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          C. Daboo
Request for Comments: 6578                                    Apple Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                    A. Quillaud
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   Oracle
                                                              March 2012

                       Collection Synchronization
         for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)

Abstract

   This specification defines an extension to Web Distributed Authoring
   and Versioning (WebDAV) that allows efficient synchronization of the
   contents of a WebDAV collection.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc6578.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  WebDAV Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.2.  DAV:sync-collection Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.3.  Depth Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.4.  Types of Changes Reported on Initial Synchronization . . .  9
     3.5.  Types of Changes Reported on Subsequent
           Synchronizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.5.1.  Changed Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.5.2.  Removed Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     3.6.  Truncation of Results  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     3.7.  Limiting Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     3.8.  Example: Initial DAV:sync-collection Report  . . . . . . . 12
     3.9.  Example: DAV:sync-collection Report with Token . . . . . . 14
     3.10. Example: Initial DAV:sync-collection Report with
           Truncation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     3.11. Example: Initial DAV:sync-collection Report with Limit . . 17
     3.12. Example: DAV:sync-collection Report with Unsupported
           Limit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.13. Example: DAV:sync-level Set to Infinite, Initial
           DAV:sync-collection Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   4.  DAV:sync-token Property  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
   5.  DAV:sync-token Use with If Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.1.  Example: If Precondition with PUT  . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.2.  Example: If Precondition with MKCOL  . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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