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Re: PROPOSAL: i24 Requiring Allow in 405 Responses

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:40:54 +0100
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Am 19.03.2008 um 01:54 schrieb Mark Nottingham:

> I think some change is needed, because the text currently places  
> unclear conformance requirements on servers and clients.
>
> Revised proposal;
>
> In p2 10.1, change
> '''This field cannot prevent a client from trying other methods.  
> However, the indications given by the Allow header field value  
> SHOULD be followed. The actual set of allowed methods is defined by  
> the origin server at the time of each request.'''
> to
> '''The advertised set of allowed methods may not necessarily  
> include all (or any) methods that the server would actually allow  
> in a presented request.'''
>
> (keeping in mind that the start of the Allow's header definition is:
> '''The Allow entity-header field lists the set of methods supported  
> by the resource identified by the Request-URI. The purpose of this  
> field is strictly to inform the recipient of valid methods  
> associated with the resource.'''
> )

I am fine with this.

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