Re: I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-06.txt

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Re: I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-06.txt

Julian Reschke
FYI:

This draft now is being evaluated by our friendly AD, Alexey.

If all goes well it will be last called soon. That being said, the
earlier feedback we get, the better.

Best regards, Julian


On 08.04.2010 17:45, [hidden email] wrote:

> 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-06.txt
> Pages           : 15
> Date            : 2010-04-08
>
> 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-06.txt
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