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Re: atompub vs. webdav
On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 11:32 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
> I vaguely remember early on in discussions some criticism of parts of
> WebDAV as being not-quite-RESTful.
> Could someone please remind me/point me to relevant discussion - what
> was wrong with WebDAV and how was it fixed in atompub?
"WebDAV isn't very RESTful […], because it relies on folder operations
instead of hypertext"
— Roy T. Fielding, http://roy.gbiv.com/untangled/2008/no-rest-in-cmis
The "fix" in atompub is the use of POST on a collection to create/add
a member, and no assumption that http://example.net/aaa/bbb is a
"member resource" of http://example.net/aaa/ which would then be a
This has also been proposed as an extension to WebDAV by Julian
Reschke in his "POST to add to WebDAV Collections" Internet Draft