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Re: HTTP PUT method variations

From: Michel Drescher <Michel.Drescher@web.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:15:22 +0000
Message-ID: <4214DF3A.1090304@web.de>
To: Scott Lawrence <scott@skrb.org>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Scott Lawrence wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 14:26 +0000, Michel Drescher wrote:
>>Dear working group,
>>I am exploring the capabilities of the HTTP protocol for implementing 
>>parallel data distribution using established protocols.
> As you correctly illustrated, HTTP can (and is) used to 'pull' data in
> parallel requests.
> Trying to overload PUT in the way you describe is more or less sure to
> fail as soon as you encounter a server that doesn't understand it.  That
> being the case, you are better off defining a body type for what you
> want to do and using POST.  

It is a controlled environment - we provide both clients and server, so 
we can make the server understand these requests.

All I (more or less) wanted to know is that if my interpretation of the 
RFC is valid (so we would be fully compliant) or not.

Thanks for the answer.

Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 18:16:37 UTC

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