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This draft is a work item of the WWW Distributed Authoring and Versioning Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: WebDAV Redirect Reference Resources
	Author(s)	: J. Slein, E. Whitehead,  J. Davis, G. Clemm, 
                          C. Fay,  J. Crawford 
 	Filename	: draft-ietf-webdav-redirectref-protocol-02.txt
	Pages		: 26
	Date		: 21-Dec-99
	
This is one of a pair of specifications that extend the WebDAV 
Distributed Authoring Protocol to enable clients to create new access 
paths to existing resources.  The two protocol extensions have very 
different characteristics that make them useful for different sorts of 
applications.
 
The present specification defines redirect reference resources.  A 
redirect reference resource is a resource whose default response is an 
HTTP/1.1 302 (Found) status code, redirecting the client to a different 
resource, the target resource.  A redirect reference makes it possible 
to access the target resource indirectly, through any URI mapped to the 
redirect reference resource.  There are no integrity guarantees 
associated with redirect reference resources.

The related specification, RFC xxxx, defines bindings, and the BIND 
method for creating them.  Creating a new binding to a resource 
indirectly creates one or more new URIs mapped to that resource, which 
can then be used to access it.  Servers are required to insure the 
integrity of any bindings that they allow to be created.

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