Archived WebDAV-Related Protocol Proposals

During the development of the WebDAV Distributed Authoring Protocol, there were many proposals fielded in an effort to explore the remote authoring protocol design space. These protocol proposals are archived below. None of these documents are currently under active consideration by the WebDAV Working Group.

==> Versioning and Variant Extensions to WebDAV [Word 97]
Christopher Kaler

This document, not yet submitted as an internet draft, specifies a set of methods, headers, and content-types composing DAV Versioning and Variant extensions, an application of the HTTP/1.1 protocol to version DAV resources. September 28, 1998.

==> Versioning Extensions to WebDAV
Christopher Kaler

This document describes a set of methods, headers, and properties that extend the HTTP and WebDAV protocols to support versioning and variant authoring of Web resources. Operations are provided to perform both basic versioning and parallel versioning. Currently at Internet-Draft revision level 00, August 6, 1998, <draft-kaler-webdav-versioning-00.txt>.

==> A Web Versioning Protocol
Jim Whitehead

This document describes a protocol for versioning and variant authoring of Web resources. Currently at Internet-Draft revision level 00, June 9, 1998, <draft-whitehead-webdav-versioning-00.txt>. While some ideas from this specification can be found in the current versioning protocol specification, draft-whitehead-webdav-versioning is not an active document.

==> Distributed Authoring and Versioning Protocol
Jim Cunningham, Asad Faizi

This protocol specification provides an example of how some of the distributed authoring and versioning requirements can be satisfied by method extensions to HTTP. Currently at author's draft v0.1.

==> Version management with meta-level links via HTTP/1.1
K. Ota, K. Takahashi, K. Sekiya

This Internet-Draft describes version management of WWW resources within the HTTP/1.1 framework. The approach uses meta-level links, which is not an anchor of HTML format, but an attribute of the resource. This allows versioning to be performed on non-HTML format resources. In this approach, the client, rather than the server, enforces consistency of derived-from relationships.

==> WebDAV Tree Operations
Yaron Y. Goland, Saveen Reddy

This document specifies the methods DELETE-TREE, COPY-TREE, and MOVE-TREE which perform the equivalent of a DELETE, COPY, and MOVE across a collection and all its progeny. Currently at Internet-Draft revision level 01, November 6, 1997, <draft-ietf-webdav-depth-01.txt>. This draft explored a design alternative to the "Depth" header now found in RFC 2518.

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