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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:31:22 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EA33BBC5-2F76-45A7-877A-42B0772C48D6@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
+1

On 28/10/2010, at 12:21 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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
> 

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Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 23:32:03 GMT

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