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Re: i24: Requiring Allow in 405 responses

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:11:33 +0100
Message-ID: <47B43E05.6040305@gmx.de>
To: Robert Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hm.
> 
> Sending an incomplete Allow header will affect clients that use it. 
> WebDAV clients certainly use it to check for features, and I wouldn't be 
> surprised if some AtomPub clients did as well (to check for PUT).
> 
> So it seems it *is* harmful not to send the header, or just to send an 
> incomplete list.
> 
>  From a client's p.o.v., given the choice between an incorrect list and 
> no list at all, I'd prefer the latter, though.

...what I said really applies to successful OPTIONS requests, not Allow 
in 405 response though...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2008 13:11:53 GMT

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