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A set of standard extensions for the HTTP protocol that enables users to edit and manage files collaboratively on a Web server. This new Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard basically transforms the Internet from Read-only to Read/Write. It is supported by most operating systems and applications from Microsoft, Oracle, and Adobe. WebDAV uses XML encoding to move, copy, delete, and create collections of items (groups of like objects, such as documents). WebDAV also supports getting and setting properties, such as document titles or author name. It is used for general Web document storage.