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WebDAV (HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring) #146

lidel opened this issue Apr 24, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Apr 24, 2019

This issue tracks ideas, use cases and work related to WebDAV


Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows clients to perform remote Web content authoring operations. WebDAV is defined in RFC 4918 by a working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force.


WebDAV extends the set of standard HTTP verbs and headers allowed for request methods.
The added verbs include:

verb purpose
COPY copy a resource from one URI to another
LOCK put a lock on a resource. WebDAV supports both shared and exclusive locks.
MKCOL create collections (a.k.a. a directory)
MOVE move a resource from one URI to another
PROPFIND retrieve properties, stored as XML, from a web resource. It is also overloaded to allow one to retrieve the collection structure (also known as directory hierarchy) of a remote system.
PROPPATCH change and delete multiple properties on a resource in a single atomic act
UNLOCK remove a lock from a resource

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