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Re: Using OPTIONS for optional feature discovery -- advice

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:42:20 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP working group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20040427074220.GA619@mail.shareable.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> >Just curious - does anyone know of OPTIONS being used "in the wild" at all?
> >If so, how?
> 
> OPTIONS is used quite heavily by WebDAV clients for feature discovery. 
> They usually use both the Allow header and the DAV-specific "Dav" header 
> (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2518.html#HEADER_DAV>).

OPTIONS is also used in principle for "Upgrading to TLS Within
HTTP/1.1" (RFC2817).  I don't know if it's actually deployed.

-- Jamie
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2004 03:46:40 GMT

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