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Access control: moving forward again

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:50:38 -0800
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Pretty much from the beginning, people have recognized that WebDAV needs
access control capability. If you're going to remotely author resources,
then you need the ability to add and remove collaborators.  Previous efforts
have resulted in a goals document and a preliminary protocol document:

WebDAV Access Control Goals, Lisa Lippert

WebDAV ACL Protocol, Paul Leach, Yaron Goland

Recently a number of people have asked me about access control, and so I
believe that now there is a critical mass of people who want to see access
control finished quickly, and who are willing to work towards this goal.

To get things moving again, an access control teleconference will be held
Friday, March 24, 2000, at 11AM-12noon Pacific.  Agenda/access number/etc.
will be forthcoming.  Many thanks to Eric Sedlar for hosting the

Greg Stein has agreed to set up a separate mailing list for access control
discussions, and will be emailing details on this to the mailing list.

If you're interested in working on an access control protocol for WebDAV, I
encourage you to attend the teleconference, and to join the mailing list.
They are both open to all.

- Jim
Received on Tuesday, 14 March 2000 13:50:56 UTC

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