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Ticket #105 (closed design: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Classification for Allow header field

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by: julian.reschke@gmx.de
Priority: normal Milestone: 03
Component: p2-semantics Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://www.w3.org/mid/000c01c878dc$a3e87d40$6401a8c0@T60

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

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

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 7 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

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

Closed with proposal above.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

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

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

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

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

Fixed in [232]:

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

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • 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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