What is the difference of HTTP vs WebDAV?
It is saying WebDAV is a HTTP extension what does that mean?
- Anonymous2 months ago
WebDAV is a set of extra 'verbs' added to what HTTP is normally used for. From RFC 4918:
"Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) consists of a set
of methods, headers, and content-types ancillary to HTTP/1.1 for the
management of resource properties, creation and management of
resource collections, URL namespace manipulation, and resource
locking (collision avoidance)."
In other words, with WebDAV you can go beyond HTTP's GET and POST to read and update meta information about an item, create folders, copy and move files, and lock a resource while you're working on it.Source(s): https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4918