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From Nick Kew <n...@webthing.com>
Subject Re: Rethinking "be liberal in what you accept"
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:57:56 GMT
On Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:18:37 +0100 (CET)
Stefan Fritsch <sf@sfritsch.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2012, Tim Bannister wrote:
> 
> > On 7 Nov 2012, at 11:26, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> >> If a method is not registered, bail out early.
> >
> >
> > Good idea, but it would be nice to be able to use <Limit> or <LimitExcept>
to re-allow it.

I'd disagree with that mechanism.  But as to your point:

> I intended to add a directive to easily register custom methods (i.e. call 
> ap_method_register()). Do you think there is reason to allow arbitrary 
> methods, and not just a configured list of allowed ones?

If methods are to be actively checked, a module needs an API to
register a method with the checker.  A configuration option might
still be required for backends (e.g. proxy or CGI) but would perhaps
be secondary?


-- 
Nick Kew

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