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Re: Patch options -- summary of recent conversations

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:55:33 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1186995333.5800.2.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On mån, 2007-08-13 at 09:37 +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > On sön, 2007-08-12 at 21:02 +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > 
> >> With the amount of OPTIONS requests sent out today by WebDAV clients, 
> >> I'd really be surprised if there are important pieces of software left 
> >> that cause side effects upon OPTIONS.
> > 
> > There is pleny, but also very unlikely WebDAV or PATCH would be used on
> > such resources.
> WebDAV clients routinely use OPTIONS to detect whether they *can* use 
> WebDAV on a resource. Think Microsoft Office (and don't tell me that's 
> not widely used :-).

Yes, but it requires the user to take some action to activate the WebDAV
client, which he isn't very likely to do against random CGI URLs other

Sure it may happen, but not in a context where it's expected to yield
any directly meaningful results.


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