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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Get mod_dav to dynamically register its methods
Date Sat, 22 Dec 2001 20:50:57 GMT
On Sat, Dec 22, 2001 at 07:02:39PM +0100, Sander Striker wrote:
> This patch gets mod_dav to register its methods dynamically.
> Instead of relying on the fact that a method isn't registered
> and comparing method strings, it now registers and compares
> method numbers.

Sander and I talked about this via AIM. He's going to do a new patch which
fixes ap_method_register(). That function should return the method number if
someone has already registered the method (which could easily happen across

Second, he's going to switch the DAV_M_ constants into an enumerated value.

Overall, the patch looks great. It really cleans up dav_handler(), and the
integer checks will be slightly faster (not that it matters right there,

For those unaware of the problem: with the introduction of the method
registry, at some point, the server started using registered method numbers
rather than M_INVALID for the unknown methods. In particular, this would
happen as a result of a Limit(Except) referring to a new method and
registering it. dav_handler() would then get a method number it doesn't
understand; in particular, it wouldn't get M_INVALID for "REPORT" and it
wouldn't ever respond to that method.


Greg Stein,

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