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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:31:20 +1100
Cc: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FE113C3D-C6A3-4345-B4F8-B7C3CB1722F3@mnot.net>
To: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>

So it seems like it's either;

a) change it to a response header, drop the request use case
b) change it to a general header (although that's not a perfect fit  

I've heard some preference for (a) from other folks.

On 29/02/2008, at 12:11 AM, Brian Smith wrote:

> 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
> response-header.
> - Brian

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 28 February 2008 23:31:31 UTC

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