Re: #230: Considerations for registering new methods

Re GET, see

The only exception method is HEAD, as per

On 19/10/2010, at 8:07 PM, Eric J. Bowman wrote:

> "Anne van Kesteren" wrote:
>> Yeah, for XMLHttpRequest we had to special case GET/HEAD to omit any  
>> passed request entity bodies. We do not want to add more methods
>> there.
> OK, I understand that.  But does this mean that the no-entity-body
> requirement for GET/HEAD is a historical mistake, or was there some
> reason for parsing these requests differently?  What I'm experimenting
> with is an IDLE method (IMAP has one) very similar to GET, so I'm
> trying to understand why I can't just copy the definition of GET as a
> starting point.  I'm convinced by the responses *not* to do that, but
> wondering what gotcha may be lurking.
> -Eric

Mark Nottingham

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