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OPTIONS and Method-Check

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:39:12 +0100
To: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t4tbvmdo64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

I and other played a bit more with our Apache installs (mine is on the  
shared-host DreamHost) in #html-wg yesterday and it turns out that OPTIONS  
now works as Björn Höhrmann indicated earlier on this list. With web_dav  
installed and without the need for ScriptTrapOptions. Jonas also seemed  
happy with OPTIONS if support for it was present.

The 10 to 20 lines code contest is now also pretty easy to beat. In Python:

   #!/usr/bin/env python
   import os;
   request_method = os.environ["REQUEST_METHOD"]
   if "OPTIONS" == request_method:
     ...
   elif "GET" == request_method:
     ...
   else:
     ...

For PHP you use $_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"], for Perl $ENV{REQUEST_METHOD},  
etc.


I have left the Method-Check header in the specification, but as the  
primary (and only?) use case of that header was to indicate that this is  
an authorization request maybe we should remove it. Opinions?


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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