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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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WebDAV Protocol

In the previous two sections, we introduced the basics of the WSS and a tool that we can use to visually browse, navigate, create, and modify the properties of the items stored in WSS. However, for this purpose we're required to install a client application—WSS Explorer—to access the WSS. In this section, we are going to introduce a powerful and robust protocol called Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) that allows us to modify the contents and their properties over the Web.

WebDAV is an extension to the HTTP1.1 protocol that is accepted as W3C standard and is developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Microsoft, IBM, Novell, Netscape, and other parties to allow authoring and collaboration on the Web. ...

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