Standard: WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning)

Sponsor: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Description: WebDAV is a standard for collaborative efforts to draft and edit documents over the Internet.

Relationship to Records Management: Regardless of whether documents are drafted locally or remotely, they still need to be managed as E-records.

Problems/Issues/Weaknesses: The first iteration of WebDAV did not incorporate version control. However, a followup group is working on it. WebDAV was not conceived as a comprehensive document/records management solution, but consideration is being given to integrating it with DMA.

Closely Related Standards: DMA and DASL

Links to More Information:

IETF WEBDAV Working Group, World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning http://www.ics.uci.edu/~ejw/authoring/

Please convey corrections, updates, or suggested enhancements in this summary to: Owen_Ambur@fws.gov


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