WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning". It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.

see http://www.webdav.org/

I think that for Wiki WebDAV would be relevant only if one would try to use an external editor.

While it's true that WebDAV and Wiki are relevent only when you use external editor, that relevance could be pretty high. Once you start generalizing Wiki to handle multiple media types (say, allowing it to host OpenDocument XML, XForms XML, iCalendar data, PDF and other graphics, etc. as a first-class wiki page objects), Wiki quickly starts to look like a Web hyperspace of its own, only smaller.

Since WebDAV is a standard protocol to collaborate on the Web, WebDAV-enabled Wiki may be the best of both worlds. Because Wiki is a "miniture Web", you can implement features that would be impossible with the real Web due to scalability issue, and you still get to use all standard tools/applications.

-- TaisukeYamada

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