Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#171 closed design (fixed)

Are OPTIONS and TRACE safe?

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: julian.reschke@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 11
Component: p2-semantics Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:

Description

p2 7.2 currently says about OPTIONS: This method allows the client to

determine the options and/or requirements associated with a resource, or the capabilities of a server, without implying a resource action or initiating a resource retrieval.

That sounds safe to me, but I don't see anywhere where this is said explicitly.

The answer matters for things like redirection without user intervention (assuming we keep that requirement).

Proposal: Specify that OPTIONS is safe.

Same question for TRACE.

Note that the method registry template (new in bis) already identifies them as safe.

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171.diff (1.1 KB) - added by julian.reschke@… 9 years ago.
Proposed patch for part 2.

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 07

See also text in 2616 9.1.2:

Also, the methods OPTIONS and

TRACE SHOULD NOT have side effects, and so are inherently idempotent.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Milestone changed from 07 to 08

Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

Proposed patch for part 2.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

From [708]:

Mention TRACE and OPTIONS as safe in prose (see #171)

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

  • Milestone changed from 08 to 09
  • Priority set to normal

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

  • Milestone changed from 09 to 10

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Owner set to julian.reschke@…

Proposal: close this one.

Open a new issue about restructuring all method descriptions to be more consistent with respect to safeness, caching, whatnot.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Milestone changed from 10 to 11

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Resolution set to incorporated
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comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution incorporated deleted
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comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
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