HTTPbis Working Group J. F. Reschke
Internet Draft greenbytes
<draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-latest> November 13, 2009
Updates: draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-08 (if approved)
Intended status: Informational
Expires: May 17, 2010

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations


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.

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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 2.1 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-08 (work in progress), October 2009.

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.

B.3 Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-02

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