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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Proxying OPTIONS *
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2007 19:50:01 GMT

On Oct 2, 2007, at 3:32 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Oct 2, 2007, at 12:23 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> The more I think about this, if <Location *> is supported at all it
>> should be the first-applied, global setting of any request, not just
>> OPTIONS * (there really is no reason for specific exceptions.)
>>
>> For that matter <LocationMatch ".*" > IS supported already - those  
>> would
>> affect and inform the client with respect to their OPTIONS *  
>> requests.
>>
>> As Roy points out, if auth is required for the whole server we  
>> want to
>> tell the client that.
>
> I was only talking about the OPTIONS /path case.  * is a special
> case of a true null request -- it should only deal with server
> capabilities and ignore Location/Directory configs.
>

The current rec does that. Since * does not map to
any storage, or, in fact to any Location, it simply creates
the Allow from the server capabilities.


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