Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#105 closed design (fixed)

Classification for Allow header field

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: julian.reschke@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 03
Component: p2-semantics Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Currently, "Allow" is defined as an entity-header, not a response-header. Its definition says

The Allow entity-header field lists the set of methods supported by the resource identified by the Request-URI."

However, Allow seems more applicable to the resource, rather than the entity, and isn't useful in a request.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

Proposal:

Change the classification of Allow to a response header, removing the following text;

The Allow header field MAY be provided with a PUT request to recommend the methods to be supported by the new or modified resource. The server is not required to support these methods and SHOULD include an Allow header in the response giving the actual supported methods.

(or moving to an appendix and marking as deprecated behaviour)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 03
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closed with proposal above.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Component changed from payload to semantics
  • Owner set to julian.reschke@…
  • Status changed from reopened to new

This really affects P2. P3 is only affected in that "Allow" does not appear in the list of entity headers anymore.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed in [232]:

Resolve #105: Reclassify Allow header as response header (closes #105).

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Priority set to normal
  • Severity set to Active WG Document
  • Summary changed from Classification for Allow header to Classification for Allow header field
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