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Re: issue 226, "proxies not supporting certain methods"

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:21:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4CC82743.5090904@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 23.07.2010 14:53, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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).
> ...

Proposal:

"A proxy MUST NOT modify the Allow header field -- it doesn't need to 
understand all the methods specified in order to handle them according 
to the generic message handling rules."

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 13:21:49 GMT

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