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Proposal: Is OPTIONS Safe? [#171]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 10:31:32 +1000
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <607C3761-8A66-415D-B0D2-6FC84974A929@mnot.net>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Proposal:

Confirm both OPTIONS and TRACE as safe methods. Any objections?


On 04/06/2009, at 3:48 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> No real opinion. I suppose it is safe, in the sense that it doesn't  
> change the state of the resource. Whether it should be automatically  
> redirected isn't a terribly interesting question AFAICT, so I think  
> it is...
>
> http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/171
>
>
> On 03/06/2009, at 3:28 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> Yes, that's what I'm suggesting.
>>> Cheers,
>>
>> We already state that in Part 2, Section 10.1, but that is only the  
>> IANA registration (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-06.html#rfc.section.10.1 
>> >)...
>>
>> So yes, the method description should state that as well.
>>
>> What about TRACE then (which is the 4th candidate)?
>>
>> BR, Julian
>
>
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