HTTPbis Working Group J. F. Reschke
Internet Draft greenbytes
<draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-latest> February 28, 2009
Updates: draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-05 (if approved)
Intended status: Informational
Expires: August 2009

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations

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This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) methods which have been defined in standards-track RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This document registers those Hypertext Transfer ProtocolHypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) methods which have been defined in standards-track RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.

2. Security Considerations

There are no security considerations related to the registration itself.

3. IANA Considerations

Appendix A provides initial registrations of HTTP method names for the IANA HTTP Method registry at <> (see Section 3.1 of [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics]).

4. Normative References

[RFC2068] Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Nielsen, H., and T. Berners-Lee, “Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1”, RFC 2068, January 1997.
[RFC3253] Clemm, G., Amsden, J., Ellison, T., Kaler, C., and J. Whitehead, “Versioning Extensions to WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning)”, RFC 3253, March 2002.
[RFC3648] Whitehead, J. and J. F. Reschke, Ed., “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections Protocol”, RFC 3648, December 2003.
[RFC3744] Clemm, G., Reschke, J. F., Sedlar, E., and J. Whitehead, “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Access Control Protocol”, RFC 3744, May 2004.
[RFC4437] Whitehead, J., Clemm, G., and J. F. Reschke, Ed., “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Redirect Reference Resources”, RFC 4437, March 2006.
[RFC4791] Daboo, C., Desruisseaux, B., and L.M. Dusseault, “Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)”, RFC 4791, March 2007.
[RFC4918] Dusseault, L., Ed., “HTTP Extensions for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)”, RFC 4918, June 2007.
[RFC5323] Reschke, J. F., Ed., Reddy, S., Davis, J., and A. Babich, “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH”, RFC 5323, November 2008.
[draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] Fielding, R., Ed., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Frystyk, H., Masinter, L., Leach, P., Berners-Lee, T., Lafon, Y., Ed., and J. F. Reschke, Ed., “HTTP/1.1, part 2: Message Semantics”, Internet-Draft draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-05 (work in progress), November 2008.

Author's Address

Julian F. Reschkegreenbytes GmbHHafenweg 16Muenster, NW 48155GermanyEMail: URI:

A. Initial Registry Contents

Method Name Safe Reference
ACL no [RFC3744], Section 8.1
BASELINE-CONTROL no [RFC3253], Section 12.6
CHECKIN no [RFC3253], Section 4.4 and [RFC3253], Section 9.4
CHECKOUT no [RFC3253], Section 4.3 and [RFC3253], Section 8.8
COPY no [RFC4918], Section 9.8
LABEL no [RFC3253], Section 8.2
LINK no [RFC2068], Section
LOCK no [RFC4918], Section 9.10
MERGE no [RFC3253], Section 11.2
MKAKTIVITY no [RFC3253], Section 13.5
MKCALENDAR no [RFC4791], Section 5.3.1
MKCOL no [RFC4918], Section 9.3
MKREDIRECTREF no [RFC4437], Section 6
MKWORKSPACE no [RFC3253], Section 6.3
MOVE no [RFC4918], Section 9.9
ORDERPATCH no [RFC3648], Section 7
PATCH no [RFC2068], Section
PROPFIND yes [RFC4918], Section 9.1
PROPPATCH no [RFC4918], Section 9.2
REPORT yes [RFC3253], Section 3.6
SEARCH yes [RFC5323], Section 2
UNCHECKOUT no [RFC3253], Section 4.5
UNLINK no [RFC2068], Section
UNLOCK no [RFC4918], Section 9.11
UPDATE no [RFC3253], Section 7.1
VERSION-CONTROL no [RFC3253], Section 3.5

B. Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor before publication)

B.1 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-00

Added SEARCH method (RFC 5323).

B.2 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-01

Update draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics reference.