What is the difference of HTTP vs WebDAV?

It is saying WebDAV is a HTTP extension what does that mean?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    2 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. 

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