draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-15.txt   rfc7237.txt 
HTTPbis Working Group J. Reschke Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Reschke
Internet-Draft greenbytes Request for Comments: 7237 greenbytes
Intended status: Informational February 6, 2014 Category: Informational June 2014
Expires: August 10, 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721
Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations
draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-15
Abstract Abstract
This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
methods which have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method methods that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method
Registry was established. 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 Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
4. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 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 1. Introduction
This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
methods which have been defined in RFCs other than methods that have been defined in RFCs other than [RFC7231] before
[draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] before the IANA HTTP Method the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.
Registry was established.
2. Security Considerations 2. Security Considerations
There are no security considerations related to the registration There are no security considerations related to the registration
itself. itself.
Security considerations applicable to the individual HTTP methods Security considerations applicable to the individual HTTP methods
ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them. ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them.
3. IANA Considerations 3. IANA Considerations
The table below provides registrations of HTTP method names to be The table below provides registrations of HTTP method names that have
added to the IANA HTTP Method registry at been added to the IANA "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method
<http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-methods> (see Section 8.1 of Registry" at <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-methods> (see
[draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics]). Section 8.1 of [RFC7231]).
+-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+ +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+
| Method Name | Safe | Idempotent | Reference | | Method Name | Safe | Idempotent | Reference |
+-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+ +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+
| ACL | no | yes | [RFC3744], Section 8.1 | | ACL | no | yes | [RFC3744], Section 8.1 |
| BASELINE-CONTROL | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 12.6 | | BASELINE-CONTROL | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 12.6 |
| BIND | no | yes | [RFC5842], Section 4 | | BIND | no | yes | [RFC5842], Section 4 |
| CHECKIN | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 4.4 | | CHECKIN | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 4.4 |
| | | | and [RFC3253], Section | | | | | and [RFC3253], Section |
| | | | 9.4 | | | | | 9.4 |
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| UNLINK | no | yes | [RFC2068], Section | | UNLINK | no | yes | [RFC2068], Section |
| | | | 19.6.1.3 | | | | | 19.6.1.3 |
| UNLOCK | no | yes | [RFC4918], Section 9.11 | | UNLOCK | no | yes | [RFC4918], Section 9.11 |
| UPDATE | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 7.1 | | UPDATE | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 7.1 |
| UPDATEREDIRECTREF | no | yes | [RFC4437], Section 7 | | UPDATEREDIRECTREF | no | yes | [RFC4437], Section 7 |
| VERSION-CONTROL | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 3.5 | | VERSION-CONTROL | no | yes | [RFC3253], Section 3.5 |
+-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+ +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+
4. Normative References 4. Normative References
[RFC2068] Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, [RFC2068] Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Nielsen, H., and T.
J., Nielsen, H., and T. Berners- Berners-Lee, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1",
Lee, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol RFC 2068, January 1997.
-- 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-26
(work in progress), 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 [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.
Closed issues: [RFC3648] Whitehead, J. and J. Reschke, Ed., "Web Distributed
Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections
Protocol", RFC 3648, December 2003.
o <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/514>: "registration [RFC3744] Clemm, G., Reschke, J., Sedlar, E., and J. Whitehead, "Web
tables should be inside IANA considerations" Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Access
Control Protocol", RFC 3744, May 2004.
Clarified the IANA action to say "add". [RFC4437] Whitehead, J., Clemm, G., and J. Reschke, Ed., "Web
Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Redirect
Reference Resources", RFC 4437, March 2006.
Updated httpbis reference. [RFC4791] Daboo, C., Desruisseaux, B., and L. Dusseault,
"Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)", RFC 4791,
March 2007.
A.2. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14 [RFC4918] Dusseault, L., Ed., "HTTP Extensions for Web Distributed
Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 4918, June 2007.
Closed issues: [RFC5323] Reschke, J., Ed., Reddy, S., Davis, J., and A. Babich,
"Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
SEARCH", RFC 5323, November 2008.
o <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/529>: "IESG ballot [RFC5789] Dusseault, L. and J. Snell, "PATCH Method for HTTP",
on draft-ietf-httpbis-method-registrations-14" RFC 5789, March 2010.
Removed misleading statement about "standards-track" RFCs, as some of [RFC5842] Clemm, G., Crawford, J., Reschke, J., Ed., and J.
the methods registered here indeed originate from Experimental RFCs, Whitehead, "Binding Extensions to Web Distributed
and furthermore the new registry established in Section 8.1 of Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 5842, April 2010.
[draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics] uses "IETF Review".
Updated httpbis reference. [RFC7231] Fielding, R., Ed. and J. Reschke, Ed., "Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content", RFC 7231,
June 2014.
Author's Address Author's Address
Julian F. Reschke Julian F. Reschke
greenbytes GmbH greenbytes GmbH
Hafenweg 16 Hafenweg 16
Muenster, NW 48155 Muenster, NW 48155
Germany Germany
EMail: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de EMail: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
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