[Catalyst] Re: [Semi OT] HTTP DELETEs

Jonathan Tweed jonathan at tweed.name
Sat Aug 11 18:02:30 GMT 2007

On 11 Aug 2007, at 17:53, A. Pagaltzis wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> * Jonathan Tweed <jonathan at tweed.name> [2007-08-11 18:40]:
>> On 10 Aug 2007, at 14:24, A. Pagaltzis wrote:
>>> I think that says quite clearly that if the method definition
>>> is silent about an entity-body, then no entity-body is
>>> allowed.
>>> The sections on PUT, POST and TRACE discuss entity-bodies; the
>>> sections on OPTIONS, GET, HEAD, DELETE and CONNECT do not.
>> I'm must be looking in the wrong place. I've been looking in
>> the  definitions in section 9 and I don't see it mentioned.
>> Which sections are you referring to?
> that is exactly the right place. Section 4.3 explains that an
> entity-body is allowed only if the method allows it. And in the
> method definitions in section 9, only PUT, POST and TRACE allow
> it. So that means it’s not allowed with any of the other methods.

Ah, I see it now. After re-reading it for the fifth time I spotted  
the phrase 'enclosed entity' in PUT and POST.

Thanks for your help.


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