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Re: [new issue] Re: Proxying OPTIONS *

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:43:08 +1000
Message-Id: <76F1B034-6AB1-4918-83FD-A97096E47DD5@mnot.net>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@squid-cache.org>

Now i83.

<http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/issues/#i83>


On 04/10/2007, at 9:10 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> On ons, 2007-10-03 at 23:49 +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>> " If a proxy receives a request without any path in the Request- 
>> URI and
>>     the method specified is capable of supporting the asterisk  
>> form of
>>     request, then the last proxy on the request chain MUST forward  
>> the
>>     request with "*" as the final Request-URI. For example, the  
>> request
>>
>>            OPTIONS http://www.ics.uci.edu:8001 HTTP/1.1
>>
>>     would be forwarded by the proxy as
>>
>>            OPTIONS * HTTP/1.1
>>            Host: www.ics.uci.edu:8001
>>
>>     after connecting to port 8001 of host "www.ics.uci.edu"." --
>> <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2068#section-5.1.2>
>>
>> Best regards, Julian
>
> There is one slight problem with the above and it's " and the method
> specified is capable of supporting the asterisk form of request". This
> requires the proxy to know about each such method, and with HTTP being
> extensible it's not fully possible. In RFC2616 only OPTIONS meets this
> criteria.
>
> Is there a possibility for other methods than OPTIONS which may make
> sense on a global resource-less context? I think not. If this is
> complemented with a restriction that the special request-URI "*" may
> only be used in OPTIONS requests then it's fine. Interoperability of
> extension methods using "*" will be tricky at best..
>
> Please put this into the issues list, starting with julians response.
> http://www.w3.org/mid/47040E65.9070001@gmx.de
>
>
> Regards
> Henrik


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