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Re: NEW ISSUE: Content-* headers vs PUT

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 12:34:34 +0200
Message-ID: <46A878BA.4000406@gmx.de>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
>> Language, you may "ignore" it as far as the requirement goes, and there
>> seem to be other valid forms of not ignoring a header. I would read this
>> as "reject content you don't understand"; if you don't do content-range
>> or content-encoding, that does indeed seem the only sensible course of
>> action. Less so for Content-Script-Type or Content-MD5.
> 
> It seems to me that this requirement currently is ignored in practice 
> (will have to write test cases). This is a problem, either with the spec 
> text, or with the implementations.

OK, tested with Apache/moddav (2.2.4), IIS (5), Xythos WFS and SAP KM, 
using Content-Range, Content-MD5, Content-Foobar.

Only one of the servers (Xythos) rejects all requests it should. IIS and 
SAP KM reject PUT/Content-Range, but not others. Apache/moddav 2.2.4 
accepts all of them and ignores them (opened issue: 
<https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42978>).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 26 July 2007 10:35:47 GMT

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