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[Bug 10671] New: consider removing support for PUT and DELETE as form methods

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Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:19:02 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-10671-2493@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10671

           Summary: consider removing support for PUT and DELETE as form
                    methods
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/association-of-controls-a
                    nd-forms.html#attr-fs-method-put
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: NE
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


It seems that we currently do not understand how PUT and DELETE will be useful
for HTML forms.

For DELETE, it's indeed easy to create a useful request. However, server
implementations usually respond with 200 and a minimal response body
("deleted") or 204 (no content). So it's not clear how this can be used in a
web application.

For PUT, it seems there's no real use case as long as the web page doesn't have
full control over the payload, and also can set the content type.

Please consider removing this feature until there's a clearer understanding
about what it's good for.

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