Extended MKCOL for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, vcarddav mailing list <email@example.com>, vcarddav chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Extended MKCOL for WebDAV' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Extended MKCOL for WebDAV ' <draft-ietf-vcarddav-webdav-mkcol-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the vCard and CardDAV Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alexey Melnikov and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-vcarddav-webdav-mkcol-06.txt
Technical Summary This specification extends the Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) MKCOL method to allow collections of arbitrary resourcetype to be created and to allow properties to be set at the same time. It avoids minting new MK* methods (such as MKCALENDAR) for each new type of collection. Working Group Summary Process was smooth; the only early disagreement was about the scope of this document (whether it should apply to non-collection resources as well, and whether it should also setting ACLs). In the end, the WG converged on the minimal functionality needed to resolve the issue. Document Quality This protocol extension defined in this document is used by the VCARDDAV protocol (another deliverable of the Working Group), for which several vendors have announced support (for instance, Apple, and Viagenie). Personnel The Document Shepherd for this document was Julian Reschke, and the responsible Area Director is Alexey Melnikov.