Re: Spec v Practice, URI wildcard

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 05:03:48PM -0700, Eric J Bowman wrote:
> How many webservers implement the URI wildcard, i.e.
> I've only ever implemented for OPTIONS requests. Is this obsolete, are there
> successful use-cases, or do folks just not bother with this?

Unless I'm mistaken, I think the URI wildcard is in fact ""
(with no trailing slash) which is turned to "*" when sent as a path component
with the OPTIONS method.

At least H2 agents are required to use "*" in the path for empty paths
components (RFC7540# so it's likely that most H2 agents implement

FWIW I've seen it work fine for upgrades at least.


Received on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 02:09:16 UTC