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From Mark Montague <>
Subject Re: TRACE still enabled by default
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:09:07 GMT
On March 21, 2012 16:02 , Greg Stein <> wrote:
>>> TRACE won't work at all if the most popular end-point doesn't support it.
>> Why would this be a bad thing?  Or, to phrase it another way, what are the
>> situations in which it is desirable that TRACE be already-enabled on a web
>> server as opposed to having the owner of the web server enable the TRACE
>> method in response to a specific debugging need?
> Roy means that if we don't set the precedent for TRACE being present
> and how it is supposed to work, then nobody else will. The Apache HTTP
> server is effectively the embodiment and leader of the HTTP
> specification.

Yes, that was clear.  But why would setting a precedent and leading the 
way for TRACE only being present when explicitly enabled by the owner of 
a specific web server be bad?  For the sake of discussion, what real 
world problems -- troubleshooting, debugging, or other problems -- would 
such a course of action actually cause?

   Mark Montague

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