RE: Proposed issue: site metadata hook (slight variation)

> > The only issue with having the OPTIONS method return
> > a Meta-Location: header is that it takes multiple requests
> > to obtain the data, an OPTIONS request to get the uri of the
> > metadata, and a GET on that uri to actually obtain it.  I see
> > this as both beneficial and necessary.
> I don't think that is the only issue. Support for OPTIONS is far less 
> widespread than support for extension request/response headers.

Granted, and this is infact the exact argument forwarded by Costello
in a discussion we had on rest-discuss.  My argument is that any new
headers aren't currently supported either so from that perspective
I don't see an issue.  The real problem is with firewalls
blocking any request using the OPTIONS method, but as metadata driven 
services come on line,  I would have to think that this issue would
go away.

Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 10:32:15 UTC