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HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring -- WEBDAV (RFC2518)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Goland: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document specifies a set of methods, headers, and content-types ancillary to HTTP/1.1 for the management of resource properties, creation and management of resource collections, namespace manipulation, and resource locking (collision avoidance).

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Network Working Group Y. Goland

Request for Comments: 2518 Microsoft

Category: Standards Track E. Whitehead

UC Irvine

A. Faizi

Netscape

S. Carter

Novell

D. Jensen

Novell

February 1999

HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring -- WEBDAV

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document specifies a set of methods, headers, and content-types

ancillary to HTTP/1.1 for the management of resource properties,

creation and management of resource collections, namespace

manipulation, and resource locking (collision avoidance).

Table of Contents

ABSTRACT............................................................1

1 INTRODUCTION .....................................................5

2 NOTATIONAL CONVENTIONS ...........................................7

3 TERMINOLOGY ......................................................7

4 DATA MODEL FOR RESOURCE PROPERTIES ...............................8

4.1 The Resource Property Model ...................................8

4.2 Existing Metadata Proposals ...................................8

4.3 Properties and HTTP Headers ...................................9

4.4 Property Values ...............................................9

4.5 Property Names ...............................................10

4.6 Media Independent Links ......................................10

5 COLLECTIONS OF WEB RESOURCES ....................................11

5.1 HTTP URL Namespace Model .....................................11

5.2 Collection Resources .........................................11

5.3 Creation and Retrieval of Collection Resources ...............12

5.4 Source Resources and Output Resources ........................13

6 LOCKING .........................................................14

6.1 Exclusive Vs. Shared Locks ...................................14

6.2 Required Support .............................................16

6.3 Lock Tokens ..................................................