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RFC 2291: WebDAV Requirements

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:10:06 -0800
Message-ID: <01BD4378.A52A6F00.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
To: "'WEBDAV WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
At long last, our requirements document has been issued as an RFC! 
Congratulations again to Judith, Fabio, and David for their hard work on 
this document.

- Jim


A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 2291:

        Title:      Requirements for a Distributed Authoring and
		    Versioning Protocol for the World Wide Web
	Author(s):  J. Slein, F. Vitali, E. Whitehead, D. Durand
        Status:     Informational
	Date:       February 1998
        Mailbox:    slein@wrc.xerox.com, fabio@cs.unibo.it,
		    ejw@ics.uci.edu, dgd@cs.bu.edu
	Pages:      21
        Characters: 44036
        Updates/Obsoletes: None

        URL:        ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc2291.txt

Current World Wide Web (WWW or Web) standards provide simple support
for applications which allow remote editing of typed data. In
practice, the existing capabilities of the WWW have proven inadequate
to support efficient, scalable remote editing free of overwriting
conflicts.  This document presents a list of features in the form of
requirements for a Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol
which, if implemented, would improve the efficiency of common remote
editing operations, provide a locking mechanism to prevent overwrite
conflicts, improve link management support between non-HTML data
types, provide a simple attribute-value metadata facility, provide for
the creation and reading of container data types, and integrate
versioning into the WWW.

This document is a product of the WWW Distributed Authoring and
Versioning Working Group of the IETF.

This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
memo is unlimited.
Received on Friday, 27 February 1998 16:01:02 UTC

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