WebDAV: A panacea for collaborative authoring?

David Sussman

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Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) provides the mechanism that will allow authoring of documents over the Internet. A series of extensions to hypertext transfer protocol (http), it allows not only the retrieval of Web documents, but the in-place editing of them as well. WebDAV exhibits two important aspects: the idea of distributed authoring, allowing remote clients to edit documents; and the control of that authoring through versioning, ensuring tight control of access to the document. Because WebDAV extends http, it achieves two important things: client transparency and geographical transparency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Multimedia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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