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WebDAV: Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning

Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is a protocol that extends HTML by enabling users to collaboratively edit and manage files on a remote web server. One can view HTTP as providing read access to files on the Web while WebDAV provides write-access. WebDAV is often employed as both a network file system and a protocol for manipulating the contents of a document management system via the Web.

In its current form, WebDAV features include locking that prevents two collaborators from editing the same document at the same time, namespace manipulation, and XML properties. Future versions are being designed to incorporate version and configuration management and access control. WebDAV is an open protocol and can be used by developers to create multiple-author websites and applications even across geographical boundaries.

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   ebXML: Electronic Business XML
   JMS: Java Messaging Service / JTA: Java Transaction API
   Security Technologies
   SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol
   UDDI: Universal Description Discovery and Integration
   WebDAV: Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning
   Web Services and WSDL
   XAML: Transaction Authority Markup Language
   XML: eXtensible Markup Language

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