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Re: PROPOSAL: i24 Requiring Allow in 405 Responses

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:50:20 +0100
Message-ID: <47E1282C.7090709@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>, Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, 'Stefan Eissing' <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 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.'''
> )


BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 14:51:19 UTC

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