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The first installment of the new standards track explores the Web distributed authoring and versioning protocol. WebDAV supports remote collaborative authoring of Web sites and individual documents, remote access to document-management systems, and more. It is the most popular network file-system protocol for use across the wide-area Internet, and it has been integrated into existing authoring tools of many types. WebDAV defines a series of extensions to the set of methods defined by HTTP version 1.1 and contains a set of features that can be used in numerous settings.
Date of Publication: Jan-Feb 2005