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Re: Comments on draft-dusseault-http-patch-00

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:23:19 -0500
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "'Webdav WG'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>, w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF016E5129.44B16582-ON85256DE5.004EEF9A-85256DE5.004F069A@us.ibm.com>
I agree that this would be an improvement over the OPTIONS technique.

Cheers,
Geoff


> Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> > ...see 
> > <http://www.sharemation.com/~milele/public/dav/draft-dusseault-
> http-patch-00.txt> 
> 
> Here's another thought. You could get rid of any changes to OPTIONS 
> altogether by specifying:
> 
> A PATCH request with no or unknown content type must result in a 4xx 
> status, and a "Patch" response header summarizing the supported content 
> types. Then a client can simply submit a PATCH request with no 
> Content-Type header (and no body) to get the list of supported types.
> 
> I think this would be a good simplification as it makes PATCH 
> independant of all other HTTP methods.
> 
> Julian
> 
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