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Use of the Prefer Header Field in Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) (RFC8144)

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Original Publication Date: 2017-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Apr-15
Document File: 56 page(s) / 48K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Murchison: AUTHOR

Abstract

[RFC7240] defines the Prefer header field and the "return=minimal" preference, which indicate that a client wishes for the server to return a minimal response to a successful request but states that what constitutes an appropriate minimal response is left solely to the discretion of the server. Section 2 of this specification defines precisely what is expected of a server when constructing minimal responses to successful WebDAV [RFC4918] requests.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      K. Murchison Request for Comments: 8144                                           CMU Updates: 7240                                                 April 2017 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                    Use of the Prefer Header Field in            Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)

Abstract

   This document defines how the Prefer header field (RFC 7240) can be    used by a Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) client to    request that certain behaviors be employed by a server while    constructing a response to a request.  Furthermore, it defines the    new "depth-noroot" preference.

   This document updates RFC 7240.

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 7841.

   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/rfc8144.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Murchison                    Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 8144              Prefer Header Field in WebDAV           April 2017

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3

      1.1. Notational Conventions .....................................3

   2. Reducing WebDAV Response Verbosity with "return=minimal" ........3

      2.1. Minimal PROPFIND and REPORT Responses ......................4

      2.2. Minimal PROPPATCH Response .................................5

      2.3. Minimal MKCALENDAR and MKCOL Responses .....................5

   3. Reducing WebDAV Roundtrips with "return=representation" .........6

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