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Re: New issue: Need for an HTTP request method registry

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 22:30:12 +0200
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1186518612.19935.85.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On tis, 2007-08-07 at 10:57 -0700, Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> +1.  I've never understood why, in the worst case, an intermediary
> couldn't have a configuration file or admin UI that allowed humans to
> add or remove whitelisted or blacklisted method names.

Can only speak for Squid, and there the reason why it doesn't support
"any unknown method" is just laziness. But we do have an configuration
directive where the admin can add a number of extension methods.

> It seems extraordinarily backwards, especially nearly 10 years after
> WebDAV first appeared on the 'Net, to require software updates to
> handle new methods!

It is.

Regards
Henrik

Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 20:30:27 GMT

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