I’ve always been a WebDAV fan. I think it ticks a lot of boxes. But it does have its drawbacks and one of those has always been that clients inevitably represent ‘collections’ as simple folders.
If you are looking for a ready-made client to your content management system but you content management system has types of collections other that folders; calendars, rooms, spaces, virtual documents, discussions, categories, taxonomies. This can be a real showstopper. However, at the end of the day what choice do these clients have today?
None. Until now. I don’t have to much on it yet and to a certain extent I am reading between the lines here but I do think this is great news and could potentially kick the somewhat ailing standard right back onto the playing field. Its just unfortunate there will be the inevitably time-lag between being accepted by its committee and it being adopted by the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, etc.
If you do want more information on WebDAV take a look here.