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Re: Issue 196, was: #110: how to determine what entity a response carries

From: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 22:27:06 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1274214426.23602.12.camel@localhost.localdomain>
tis 2010-05-18 klockan 22:07 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:

> Oh, I see.
> So have you ever seen complaints about "*" not working through Squid?

Well, 2616 does not enable clients to even try to request an OPTIONS *
via Squid or any other proxy as there is no forwardable URL form which
translates to OPTIONS *.

I think most applications intending to use OPTIONS * gets quite
satisfied by the result of OPTIONS / which both looks and tastes like
the same thing even if it may differ in some setups, but that's a field
you know much better than me. The use & dynamics of OPTIONS * is not my
field at all.

I only came into this from noticing that 2616 did not enable proxy
clients to request OPTIONS * to be sent to a given server, and then
found that 2068 did have the now resurrected wording which enabeles this
to be done and found no discussions indicating why this text was removed
in 2616.

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