Re: I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-03.txt

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Re: I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-03.txt

Julian Reschke

(FYI)

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> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>
> Title           : Using POST to add Members to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Collections
> Author(s)       : J. Reschke
> Filename        : draft-reschke-webdav-post-03.txt
> Pages           : 15
> Date            : 2008-12-07
>
> The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Extensions for the Web
> Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) do not define the
> behavior for the "POST" method when applied to collections, as the
> base specification (HTTP) leaves implementers lots of freedom for the
> semantics of "POST".
>
> This has led to a situation where many WebDAV servers do not
> implement POST for collections at all, although it is well suited to
> be used for the purpose of adding new members to a collection, where
> the server remains in control of the newly assigned URL.  As a matter
> of fact, the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) uses POST exactly for
> that purpose.  On the other hand, WebDAV-based protocols such as the
> Calendar Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV) frequently require clients to
> pick a unique URL, although the server could easily perform that
> task.
>
> This specification defines a discovery mechanism through which
> servers can advertise support for POST requests with the
> aforementioned "add collection member" semantics.
>
> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-reschke-webdav-post-03.txt
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