The Oak Standalone WebDAV configuration is set to remoting mode by default, but I would expect it to be in the same mode as the Jackrabbit2 (= mode for standard WebDAV clients):
When I connect to a Jackrabbit2 repo via WebDAV, I see the files as binary content and can access the binary content, i.e. open a pdf directly from there.
When connecting to an Oak repo via WebDAV though, the content nodes (i.e. when I post/upload a pdf or jpg via WebDAV) are represented as folders, the binary content is not directly accessible via WebDAV client.
I would expect that most WebDAV users would like to access the binary content (jcr:content/jcr:data) of a repo rather than seeing the node hierarchy, and therefore Oak's default WebDAV mode should also be the one for standard WebDAV clients.
Screenshots taken from the standalone-jars of each, after I started them each via java -jar /path/to/standalone.jar: https://snag.gy/NQEqaP.jpg