WebDAV/DASL Request and Response Syntax
All documents in Microsoft® SharePoint™ Portal Server are available from URLs. Searches for documents can be performed by using the SEARCH verb over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that uses World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV). In response to the search request, the server returns a text/xml entity that matches the DAV:PROPFIND response format.
Note SharePoint Portal Server complies with Microsoft Exchange implementation of WebDAV. For more information on other verbs, see Using the WebDAV Protocol.
This topic contains the following sections:
- Search Request Format
- Special Characters in the Request
- Requesting Row Ranges
- Search Response Format
- Search Errors Format