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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: TRACE still enabled by default
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:02:09 GMT
On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 15:59, Mark Montague <mark@catseye.org> wrote:
> On March 21, 2012 15:33 , "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> 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.

Cheers,
-g

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