HTTPbis Working Group J. Reschke
Internet-Draft greenbytes
Intended status: Informational February 6, 2014
Expires: August 10, 2014

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations
draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-15

Abstract

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

Editorial Note (To be removed by RFC Editor)

Discussion of this draft takes place on the HTTPBIS working group mailing list (ietf-http-wg@w3.org), which is archived at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/.

The current issues list is at http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/query?component=method-registrations and related documents (including fancy diffs) can be found at http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/.

The changes in this draft are summarized in Appendix A.2.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) methods which have been defined in RFCs other than [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] before the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.

2. Security Considerations

There are no security considerations related to the registration itself.

Security considerations applicable to the individual HTTP methods ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them.

3. IANA Considerations

The table below provides registrations of HTTP method names to be added to the IANA HTTP Method registry at http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-methods (see Section 8.1 of [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics]).

Method Name Safe Idempotent Reference
ACL no yes [RFC3744], Section 8.1
BASELINE-CONTROL no yes [RFC3253], Section 12.6
BIND no yes [RFC5842], Section 4
CHECKIN no yes [RFC3253], Section 4.4 and [RFC3253], Section 9.4
CHECKOUT no yes [RFC3253], Section 4.3 and [RFC3253], Section 8.8
COPY no yes [RFC4918], Section 9.8
LABEL no yes [RFC3253], Section 8.2
LINK no yes [RFC2068], Section 19.6.1.2
LOCK no no [RFC4918], Section 9.10
MERGE no yes [RFC3253], Section 11.2
MKACTIVITY no yes [RFC3253], Section 13.5
MKCALENDAR no yes [RFC4791], Section 5.3.1
MKCOL no yes [RFC4918], Section 9.3
MKREDIRECTREF no yes [RFC4437], Section 6
MKWORKSPACE no yes [RFC3253], Section 6.3
MOVE no yes [RFC4918], Section 9.9
ORDERPATCH no yes [RFC3648], Section 7
PATCH no no [RFC5789], Section 2
PROPFIND yes yes [RFC4918], Section 9.1
PROPPATCH no yes [RFC4918], Section 9.2
REBIND no yes [RFC5842], Section 6
REPORT yes yes [RFC3253], Section 3.6
SEARCH yes yes [RFC5323], Section 2
UNBIND no yes [RFC5842], Section 5
UNCHECKOUT no yes [RFC3253], Section 4.5
UNLINK no yes [RFC2068], Section 19.6.1.3
UNLOCK no yes [RFC4918], Section 9.11
UPDATE no yes [RFC3253], Section 7.1
UPDATEREDIRECTREF no yes [RFC4437], Section 7
VERSION-CONTROL no yes [RFC3253], Section 3.5

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. Reschke, "Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections Protocol", RFC 3648, December 2003.
[RFC3744] Clemm, G., Reschke, J., 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. Reschke, "Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Redirect Reference Resources", RFC 4437, March 2006.
[RFC4791] Daboo, C., Desruisseaux, B. and L. Dusseault, "Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)", RFC 4791, March 2007.
[RFC4918] Dusseault, L., "HTTP Extensions for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 4918, June 2007.
[RFC5323] Reschke, J., Reddy, S., Davis, J. and A. Babich, "Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH", RFC 5323, November 2008.
[RFC5789] Dusseault, L. and J. Snell, "PATCH Method for HTTP", RFC 5789, March 2010.
[RFC5842] Clemm, G., Crawford, J., Reschke, J. and J. Whitehead, "Binding Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 5842, April 2010.
[draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] Fielding, R. and J. Reschke, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content", Internet-Draft draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-26, February 2014.

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

Changes up to the IETF Last Call draft are summarized in http://trac.tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-13#appendix-B.

A.1. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-13

Closed issues:

Clarified the IANA action to say "add".

Updated httpbis reference.

A.2. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14

Closed issues:

Removed misleading statement about "standards-track" RFCs, as some of the methods registered here indeed originate from Experimental RFCs, and furthermore the new registry established in Section 8.1 of [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] uses "IETF Review".

Updated httpbis reference.

Author's Address

Julian F. Reschke greenbytes GmbH Hafenweg 16 Muenster, NW 48155 Germany EMail: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de URI: http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/