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Re: Document Action: 'Binding Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)' to Experimental RFC

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:33:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4B5DABB2.3080800@gmx.de>
To: WebDAV <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

The IESG wrote:
> The IESG has approved the following document:
> - 'Binding Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning 
>    (WebDAV) '
>    <draft-ietf-webdav-bind-27.txt> as an Experimental RFC
> This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
> IETF Working Group. 
> The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov.
> A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-webdav-bind-27.txt
>       Technical Summary
>    The WebDAV BIND extensions adds the ability for a client to create
> different "bindings" between URIs and resources on a WebDAV server. This
> is similar to file system "hard linking" or "aliases". Clients can also
> discover bindings on the server even in cases where they cannot create
> them. Additionally this specification clarifies some aspects of RFC3253
> (Delta-V) that rely on the BIND model.
>       Working Group Summary
>    Discussion has taken place on the WebDAV mailing list over a long
> period of time as the document has evolved. There have been three
> "informal" last calls on the document during this time.
>    However this document is not a WG document, as WebDAV has concluded
> since.
>       Document Quality
>    Several implementations of this specification already exist (Apache
> Jackrabbit, Apache Slide, SAP Netweaver KM). Additionally Java Content
> Repository (JCR) 2.0 ('shareable nodes' feature) and Content Management
> Interoperability Services (CMIS) ('multifiling' feature) specs both
> specify identical concepts which need BIND in order to be exposed via
> WebDAV. Discussion of how this extension might be used in CalDAV and
> CardDAV to implement "shared" calendars or address books is also on-going.
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