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Re: Why HTTP/1.1 in MKCOL requests?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@ebuilt.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 23:23:50 -0700
To: Alan Kent <ajk@mds.rmit.edu.au>
Cc: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010627232350.F1271@waka.ebuilt.net>
> A few people were complaining that WebDAV seemed to be "messing up"
> the HTTP 1.1 protocol, pretending to be a part of HTTP 1.1, when the
> extensions are not a part of the HTTP protocol.

RFC 2518 uses the HTTP/1.1 standard as specified by RFC 2616, which
specifically encourages the development of additional methods for this
type of functionality.  Adding new methods does not change HTTP, for
the same reason that adding new executables doesn't change Linux.


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