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Re: Issue 146, was: Users with different access rights in HTTP Authentication

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:13:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4C44B1FB.3040002@gmx.de>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Martin Atkins <mart@degeneration.co.uk>
On 19.07.2010 21:06, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> ...
>> Proposed patch:<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/146/>
>>
>> This makes the default reason phrase for 405 "Method Not Supported", and also replaces "allowed" by "supported" in the context of 405/Allow.
>
> I don't believe that makes any sense.  Why the methods are allowed
> (or others disallowed) is none of the client's business.  It certainly
> has nothing to do with "support" (as in implemented).
> ...

OK, then we may need a different term. "Allow" has caused people to 
think it has to do with access rights, thus confusing 405 with 403.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 20:14:24 GMT

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