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Re: #230: Considerations for registering new methods

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:39:06 +0200
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20101019073906.GA12694@1wt.eu>
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:39:20AM -0600, Eric J. Bowman wrote:
> Mark Nottingham wrote:
> > 
> > New methods MUST NOT prohibit a message-body on either the request or
> > the response message;
> >
> Why not?  I'm tinkering with a new method, for which a request message-
> body, even zero-length, makes no sense.

Even if it makes no sense, it must not be an exception to how the
messaging is designed to work. So even if the body makes no sense,
it should be specified as a "must be skipped and ignored".

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