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issue 226, "proxies not supporting certain methods"

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:53:08 +0200
Message-ID: <4C4990B4.3080506@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Hi,

just raised:

Part 2, 9.1 says:

"A proxy MUST NOT modify the Allow header field even if it does not 
understand all the methods specified, since the user agent might have 
other means of communicating with the origin server." -- 
<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-latest.html#rfc.section.9.1>

That is *very* misleading as it implies that it's somehow ok for a proxy 
not to implement a method it doesn't know about. However, the 
transmission semantics for methods are generic (see Part 1, except for a 
few well-defined exceptions).

See related issue #53 
(<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/53>)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 23 July 2010 12:53:51 GMT

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