Re: Solution to the CGI message trap

From: Scott Lawrence (lawrence@agranat.com)
Date: Tue, Aug 11 1998


Message-ID: <35D0321F.6C4FECCD@agranat.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 11:59:27 +0000
From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
CC: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>, ietf-http-ext@w3.org
Subject: Re: Solution to the CGI message trap

Jeffrey Mogul wrote:
> 
>     This would be exactly my point ... if a new method is sent to a
>     server which doesn't support the application which uses the new
>     method, so what?  Brain dead client application gets what it
>     deserves ... a brain dead response.
> 
> Right.  But the problem remains, how is the client supposed to know
> whether or not the server supports the application in question? 

Why doesn't OPTIONS fit the bill here?  If I send OPTIONS and get back
something that looks like a GET response, I can pretty much figure out that
I've hit something brain dead.

-- 
Scott Lawrence           Consulting Engineer      <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.  Embedded Web Technology   http://www.agranat.com/