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Datatypes for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Properties (RFC4316)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-06
Document File: 12 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Reschke: AUTHOR

Abstract

This specification extends the Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning Protocol (WebDAV) to support datatyping. Protocol elements are defined to let clients and servers specify the datatype, and to instruct the WebDAV method PROPFIND to return datatype information.

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Network Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 4316                                    greenbytes
Category: Experimental                                     December 2005


    Datatypes for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
                               Properties

Status of This Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This specification extends the Web Distributed Authoring and
   Versioning Protocol (WebDAV) to support datatyping.  Protocol
   elements are defined to let clients and servers specify the datatype,
   and to instruct the WebDAV method PROPFIND to return datatype
   information.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Notational Conventions ..........................................2
   3. Overview ........................................................3
   4. Changes for PROPPATCH Method ....................................4
      4.1. Example of Successful PROPPATCH ............................4
      4.2. Example of Failed PROPPATCH ................................5
      4.3. Example of Successful PROPPATCH Where Type
           Information Was Not Preserved ..............................6
   5. Changes for PROPFIND Method .....................................7
      5.1. Example of PROPFIND/prop ...................................7
   6. Changes for Other Methods .......................................8
   7. Compatibility Considerations ....................................8
   8. Internationalization Considerations .............................9
   9. Security Considerations .........................................9
   10. Acknowledgements ...............................................9
   11. References .....................................................9
      11.1. Normative References ......................................9
      11.2. Informative References ....................................9


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RFC 4316            Datatypes for WebDAV Properties        December 2005


1.  Introduction

   This specification builds on the infrastructure provided by the Web
   Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Protocol, adding
   support for data-typed properties.

   Although servers must support XML content in property values, it may
   be desirable to persist values...