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From Jared Scheel <>
Subject Re: Allow overridden request methods
Date Wed, 13 May 2009 16:43:24 GMT
Sorry for responding to my original message instead of a reply in the
thread, but I seem to be having some issues with the mailing list.
Oliver, you are right, I could use a javascript wrapper for flash. The
problem with that is that it introduces a second dependency to
interact with the REST interface. Sometimes you won't have access to
the javascript external interface with flash. Also, by adding support
for this header, it doesn't just benefit flash, but any client that is
restricted (Silverlight for example).


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Jared Scheel <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I recently looked into utilizing couchdb in a Flash application when I
> came across a frustrating limitation: flash only allows GET and POST
> methods. Apparently, this kind of limitation is more common that you
> would expect in certain clients. Unfortunately, this makes using
> couchdb rather difficult. Here's a great post about the problem:
> What would be the possibility of allowing request methods to be
> overridden with the X-HTTP-Method-Override header? This would allow
> the request to be made with POST, but the method that couchdb receives
> to be whatever value you attach to the X-HTTP-Method-Override header.
> Thanks!
> -Jared

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