Chapter 6. WebDAV Hierarchy Operations
This chapter and the following two chapters cover the new WebDAV methods one by one, starting with those that affect the organization of files on the repository. The hierarchy manipulation methods are:
MKCOL MOVE COPY
Chapter 7, Property Operations, covers the metadata manipulation methods:
Chapter 8, Lock Operations, finishes with the lock manipulation methods:
Why WebDAV Defines New Methods
WebDAV request operations are HTTP/1.1 requests with the same structure and protocol/version field but new method strings. The WebDAV designers could have gone with an approach like that taken by SOAP [Box00], which also extends HTTP, but where all requests are made using the same method ...