Re: draft-holtman-http-safe-00.txt

> Aren't proxies disallowed from forwarding methods they don't understand?

Nope, that restriction was eliminated by defining the message body
syntax independent of the method name (i.e., a message has a body
if it includes Content-Length or Transfer-Encoding, with the only
exceptions being HEAD responses and 304).

There will still exist problems forwarding new methods through
restrictive firewalls, but then that's the nature of a firewall.


Received on Thursday, 10 October 1996 12:31:16 UTC