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

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 05:11:48 -0800
To: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000c01c87a0b$7a162640$6401a8c0@T60>

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?

Even if Allow is used in a request, it isn't an entity header, because
it doesn't describe an entity. It would be both a request-header and a

- Brian
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 13:12:01 UTC

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