Re: Solution to the CGI message trap

From: Scott Lawrence (
Date: Tue, Aug 11 1998

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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 11:59:27 +0000
From: Scott Lawrence <>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <>
CC: "David W. Morris" <>,
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      <>
Agranat Systems, Inc.  Embedded Web Technology