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Additional DAV Projects

DAV is getting deployed widely, both in commercial products from vendors such as Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and Xerox, and in a variety of open source projects. You can find a comprehensive list at http://www.webdav.org/projects/.

The following sections describe some interesting DAV projects.


In previous sections, it was mentioned how mod_dav allows backend abstraction. The bundled Apache module provides access to the file system, but the Subversion project provides a front end to a source control system. It provides a CVS replacement using DAV as the transport protocol. You can learn more about Subversion at http://subversion.tigris.org.

DAV File Systems

Similar to Microsoft Web folders, Mac OS X provides support for DAV-mounted file systems, as described in http://www.apple.com/creative/webpro/technology/webdav/.

A Linux kernel module enables you to mount a DAV server as a local drive. It can be found at http://dav.sourceforge.net.


Slide is a project from the Apache Software Foundation that provides a Java-based content management framework that uses DAV extensively. You can learn more about Slide at http://jakarta.apache.org/slide/index.html.

Future Enhancements for DAV

Development of the mod_dav Apache module for Apache is currently targeting two areas: support for version control and access control lists.

The official Web DAV site is http://www.webdav.org, and the mod_dav-specific portion can be found at http://www.webdav.org/mod_dav/.

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