Re: [caldav] I-D Action:draft-reschke-webdav-post-08.txt

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Fri, 21 May 2010 15:25 UTC

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FYI:

this new draft addresses a few minor editorial issues raised during IESG 
review.

Best regards, Julian

On 21.05.2010 12:15, Internet-Drafts@ietf.org wrote:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>
> 	Title           : Using POST to add Members to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Collections
> 	Author(s)       : J. Reschke
> 	Filename        : draft-reschke-webdav-post-08.txt
> 	Pages           : 15
> 	Date            : 2010-05-21
>
> The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Extensions for the Web
> Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) do not define the
> behavior for the "POST" method when applied to collections, as the
> base specification (HTTP) leaves implementers lots of freedom for the
> semantics of "POST".
>
> This has led to a situation where many WebDAV servers do not
> implement POST for collections at all, although it is well suited to
> be used for the purpose of adding new members to a collection, where
> the server remains in control of the newly assigned URL.  In fact,
> the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) uses POST exactly for that
> purpose.  On the other hand, WebDAV-based protocols such as the
> Calendar Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV) frequently require clients to
> pick a unique URL, although the server could easily perform that
> task.
>
> This specification defines a discovery mechanism through which
> servers can advertise support for POST requests with the
> aforementioned "add collection member" semantics.
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