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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Proxying OPTIONS *
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:22:34 GMT
On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 12:05:41PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2007, at 11:02 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >TRACE also does not/should not trace to the filesystem.
> >So, I think what we should do is use the existing
> >architecture and have a quick_handler that checks for
> >the OPTIONS * case and, if so, return DONE.
> fine.
> >I am not sure, to be honest, what we should do for
> >OPTIONS /foo if /foo is a protected entity... Reading
> >9.2: "communication options available on the request/response
> >chain... without implying a resource action or initiating a
> >resource retrieval" implies to me that ACL shouldn't even
> >enter into it and should never return a 403... Which
> >also implies that we should not honor any Limit for
> >Options either...
> No, what the client wants are the communication options.  It is
> commonly used to find out what is required for a PUT before the
> request with big body is sent.  We want to return 401, 403, ...

Great! That's exactly what I needed to know.
So it seems to me that a map_to_storage to check for
the special case of '*' whereas present action for
all other URIs is the best course of action.
   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
	    "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball."

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