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Re: Patch options -- summary of recent conversations

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:04:54 +0200
Message-ID: <46C01EB6.6060203@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> 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
> websites.

That's not really true. The Office WebDAV stack kicks in as soon as you 
navigate to an office document.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 13 August 2007 09:05:16 GMT

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