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Re: Reclassification of Allow as a response header [i105]

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:38:13 +0100
Message-ID: <47C672F5.6000704@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Ah -- from Allow's definition:
>> The Allow header field MAY be provided with a PUT request to recommend 
>> the methods to be supported by the new or modified resource. The 
>> server is not required to support these methods and SHOULD include an 
>> Allow header in the response giving the actual supported methods.
> Question: is this implemented anywhere? WebDAV folks?

Not that I know of, but it sounds kind of interesting.

For instance, PUT with Allow: VERSION-CONTROL would create a 
version-controlled resource.

Of course there'd be the question whether the list in the request would 
need to be complete -- so do I need to include PUT and GET to be able to 
author and retrieve the resource?

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 08:38:33 UTC

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