WebDAV-based distributed authoring of databases (WebDAD)

B Shadgar, IJ Holyer

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ABSTRACT Recently many applications and much software has been provided to support distributed authoring of file systems (files and directories) based on WebDAV (protocol for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning). WebDAV claims to handle any resource accessible using a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). However, there is a lack of applications which support distributed authoring of databases using WebDAV. This arises because the Web-DAV methods are mostly intended to operate on files and directories. This paper investigates the issues of distributed authoring of databases based on the WebDAV protocol, and provides a standard way of authoring databases, whether relational or object-oriented, via the Internet. Indeed, we use WebDAV advantages such as metadata and access control to present database metadata in a standard-ized way via WebDAV properties. The access control pre-sents control on databases via WebDAV permissions, and improves that access control, e.g. down to the level of individual records rather than just tables. A prototype system has been implemented with the help of the Jakarta Slide package.
Translated title of the contributionWebDAV-based distributed authoring of databases (WebDAD)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529 - 532
Number of pages3
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

Bibliographical note

Editors: M. Hassan Shafazand and A. Min Tjoa
ISBN: 3540000283
Publisher: Springer
Name and Venue of Conference: EurAsia-ICT 2002: Information and Communication Technology : First EurAsian Conference, Shiraz, Iran, October 29-31


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