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Fwd: Using OPTIONS for optional feature discovery -- advice

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 19:05:04 -0700
To: Webdav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-Id: <4DD90555-9338-11D8-A6A2-000A95B2BB72@osafoundation.org>
FYI - thought this draft would be useful reading

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jeffrey Mogul <Jeff.Mogul@hp.com>
> Date: April 20, 2004 6:37:04 PM PDT
> To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
> Cc: Jeff.Mogul@hp.com
> Subject: Re: Using OPTIONS for optional feature discovery -- advice
>
> In my opinion, we ended up with OPTIONS being next to useless
> because we couldn't agree (within the HTTP working group or
> even among the authors of RFC2616) on a meaningful feature-discovery
> mechanism.
>
> I still believe that the proposal I co-wrote:
>    http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/draft-ietf-http-options-02.txt
>
> is the most feasible approach, and I'd be happy to see the WebDAV
> group adopt it if you can.  Note that there are a few places where
> this proposal might need to change RFC2616, and this could create
> some challenges (or maybe not; I no longer have the neurons to think
> about this carefully).
>
> -Jeff
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