HTTPbis Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Internet-Draft                                                greenbytes
Intended status: Informational                         November 17, 2013                          February 6, 2014
Expires: May 21, August 10, 2014

    Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations
               draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14
               draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-15

Abstract

   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.

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.1. A.2.

Status of This Memo

   This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the
   provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79.

   Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).  Note that other groups may also distribute
   working documents as Internet-Drafts.  The list of current Internet-
   Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/.

   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."

   This Internet-Draft will expire on May 21, August 10, 2014.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2013 2014 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must
   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   Appendix A.  Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor before
                publication) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     A.1.  Since draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-13  . . . . . 6
     A.2.  Since draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14  . . . . . 6

1.  Introduction

   This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
   methods which have been defined in standards-track 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, Ed.,
                                      "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, Ed., "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., Ed., "HTTP
                                      Extensions for Web Distributed
                                      Authoring and Versioning
                                      (WebDAV)", RFC 4918, June 2007.

   [RFC5323]                          Reschke, J., Ed., 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., Ed., and J. Whitehead,
                                      "Binding Extensions to Web
                                      Distributed Authoring and
                                      Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 5842,
                                      April 2010.

   [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics]  Fielding, R., Ed. and J. Reschke,
                                      Ed., "Hypertext Transfer Protocol
                                      (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and
                                      Content",
                                      draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-25
                                      draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-26
                                      (work in progress), November 2013. 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:

   o  <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/514>: "registration
      tables should be inside IANA considerations"

   Clarified the IANA action to say "add".

   Updated httpbis reference.

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

   Closed issues:

   o  <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/529>: "IESG ballot
      on draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14"

   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/