[Catalyst] [Semi OT] HTTP DELETEs

Jonathan Tweed jonathan at tweed.name
Wed Aug 8 20:24:12 GMT 2007


Sorry if this is too off topic but I can't think of anywhere else to  
ask. Plus the system in question is a Catalyst app ;-)

Can an HTTP DELETE have an entity body? I have looked in the HTTP  
spec and as far as I can see it doesn't say.

The use case is when someone deletes a resource they want to be able  
to specify the reason why they deleted it. If it's legal for a DELETE  
to have a body they could put the reason in there. If not, is it a  
reasonable use of a custom header?


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