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[Bug 44] New: OPTIONS *

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Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 05:01:11 -0800
Message-Id: <200411271301.iARD1BmK015815@ietf.cse.ucsc.edu>
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           Summary: OPTIONS *
           Product: WebDAV-RFC 2518-bis
           Version: -06
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-dist-
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P2
         Component: 09.  HTTP Headers for Distributed Authoring
        AssignedTo: joe-bugzilla@cursive.net
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
                CC: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org


    This header must also appear on responses to OPTIONS requests to the
    special '*' Request-URI as defined in HTTP/1.1.  In this case it
    means that the repository supports the named features in at least
    some internal namespaces.

1) I don't remember this being discussed anywhere.
2) This is impossible to implement with the Java Servlet API, so it's unlikely
to be implemented
3) This clearly contradicts RFC2616, section 9.2 

"If the Request-URI is an asterisk ("*"), the OPTIONS request is 
intended to apply to the server in general rather than to a specific 
resource. Since a server's communication options typically depend on the 
resource, the "*" request is only useful as a "ping" or "no-op" type of 
method; it does nothing beyond allowing the client to test the 
capabilities of the server. For example, this can be used to test a 
proxy for HTTP/1.1 compliance (or lack thereof)."

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