WebDAV Advanced Collections Protocol

42nd IETF, 27 August 1998
Jim Davis

These are the slides as presented at the WebDAV WG at the 42nd IETF in Chicago by Jim Davis. These slides reflect corrections made during discussion. The presentation included a design for direct references that was created by two of the authors (Davis and Whitehead) during the week. This design is not documented in the current ID.


Scope of This Specification

Referential Resource

Has four properties

New HTTP headers

New methods

New properties

Operations on Indirect Reference

Operations on Direct Reference

Creating Referential Resources

MKREF /~whitehead/dav/spec08.ref HTTP/1.1
Host: www.ics.uci.edu
Ref-Target: http://www.ics.uci.edu/i-d/draft-webdav-protocol-08.txt
Ref-Type: <dav:indirect>
HTTP/1.1 201 Created

Deleting Referential Resources

DELREF /~whitehead/dav/spec08.ref HTTP/1.1
Host: www.ics.uci.edu
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Operations on Target Resources

Security issue:

MOVE of target T to a new, secret place reveals location to reference R

Solution: COPY it, then DELETE.


Ordered Collections

Not presented, for lack of time.