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RE: Why not an encapsulation for DAV over standard HTTP 1.0 or 1.1 without required server extension ?

From: Larry Masinter <lmnet@attglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 23:09:04 -0800
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The decision to use separate methods instead of just POST (which
I think was the original question) was arrived at after a lengthy
discussion; the first record I can find is from October 1996:

 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-auth/1996OctDec/subject.html#25

Note that SOAP takes a different view; it only uses POST. I don't
think the considerations have changed substantially, except perhaps
that we're talking about using other headers and/or message body
elements rather than content-type to do method dispatching.


Larry
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