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From Colm MacCarthaigh <>
Subject Re: Invitation to HTTPD commiters in tomcat-dev
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2004 17:05:05 GMT
On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 06:02:37PM +0100, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Using OPTIONS has the advantage of being backwards compatible, if you
> send OPTIONS to a plain-old HTTP receiver, the standard ACK can be
> taken to mean "yep, I'm here". Intelligent backends (read: modify
> tomcat and co slightly) can have an X-header or whatever to go
> "I'm accepting this, this and this, and my current load is this".

Oh and I forgot to mention, it can be server-wide or URI-specific,
which seems like desirable flexibility in this situation.

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