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Re: [HTTP/1.1] method length and 501 Not Implemented

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:45:53 +0100
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: IETF HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <mafvj8hk3g4r0i9go75pee85g0f59g2ap6@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Karl Dubost wrote:
>Le 12 mars 2013 à 19:19, Bjoern Hoehrmann a écrit :
>> The text above discusses length limits and reactions to them; it is not
>> meant to say anything about other reasons for sending 501. If the server
>> does not recognise the "YO" method then it should also reply with 501,
>> as per the definition of the 501 status code.
>Yes exactly, but then why being specific on the length of the *method*? 

It discusses the request line which consists of method, address, and
version information, and if you want to add a reminder that addresses
can be very long, as the text does, then you end up with discussing
the method separately aswell (and it's conceivable that a server might
pick some other code for this case without the recommendation, just as
it might implement worse behavior, like having a fixed buffer for the
method that overruns when using a overly long method). I don't think
it's phrased very well, but I also don't think it's very strange.
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