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Web-based distributed authoring and versioning (or "WebDAV") is a set of extensions to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote World Wide Web servers. It allows users to create, change and move documents on a remote server (typically a web server or "web share"). This is useful for authoring the documents that a web server serves, but it can also be used for storing files on the web, so that the files can be accessed from anywhere. With a fast network and the right client, it is almost as easy to use files on a WebDAV server as those stored in local directories.