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RFC 7237

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Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations

 


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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 7237                                    greenbytes
Category: Informational                                        June 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721


    Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations

Abstract

   This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
   methods that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method
   Registry was established.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7237.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

1.  Introduction

   This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
   methods that have been defined in RFCs other than [RFC7231] before
   the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.

2.  Security Considerations

   There are no security considerations related to the registration
   itself.

   Security considerations applicable to the individual HTTP methods
   ought to be discussed in the specifications that define them.

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3.  IANA Considerations

   The table below provides registrations of HTTP method names that have
   been added to the IANA "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method
   Registry" at <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-methods> (see
   Section 8.1 of [RFC7231]).

   +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+
   | Method Name       | Safe | Idempotent | Reference                 |
   +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+
   | ACL               | no   | yes        | [RFC3744], Section 8.1    |
   | BASELINE-CONTROL  | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 12.6   |
   | BIND              | no   | yes        | [RFC5842], Section 4      |
   | CHECKIN           | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 4.4    |
   |                   |      |            | and [RFC3253], Section    |
   |                   |      |            | 9.4                       |
   | CHECKOUT          | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 4.3    |
   |                   |      |            | and [RFC3253], Section    |
   |                   |      |            | 8.8                       |
   | COPY              | no   | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.8    |
   | LABEL             | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 8.2    |
   | LINK              | no   | yes        | [RFC2068], Section        |
   |                   |      |            | 19.6.1.2                  |
   | LOCK              | no   | no         | [RFC4918], Section 9.10   |
   | MERGE             | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 11.2   |
   | MKACTIVITY        | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 13.5   |
   | MKCALENDAR        | no   | yes        | [RFC4791], Section 5.3.1  |
   | MKCOL             | no   | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.3    |
   | MKREDIRECTREF     | no   | yes        | [RFC4437], Section 6      |
   | MKWORKSPACE       | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 6.3    |
   | MOVE              | no   | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.9    |
   | ORDERPATCH        | no   | yes        | [RFC3648], Section 7      |
   | PATCH             | no   | no         | [RFC5789], Section 2      |
   | PROPFIND          | yes  | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.1    |
   | PROPPATCH         | no   | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.2    |
   | REBIND            | no   | yes        | [RFC5842], Section 6      |
   | REPORT            | yes  | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 3.6    |
   | SEARCH            | yes  | yes        | [RFC5323], Section 2      |
   | UNBIND            | no   | yes        | [RFC5842], Section 5      |
   | UNCHECKOUT        | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 4.5    |
   | UNLINK            | no   | yes        | [RFC2068], Section        |
   |                   |      |            | 19.6.1.3                  |
   | UNLOCK            | no   | yes        | [RFC4918], Section 9.11   |
   | UPDATE            | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 7.1    |
   | UPDATEREDIRECTREF | no   | yes        | [RFC4437], Section 7      |
   | VERSION-CONTROL   | no   | yes        | [RFC3253], Section 3.5    |
   +-------------------+------+------------+---------------------------+

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4.  Normative References

   [RFC2068]  Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Nielsen, H., and T.
              Berners-Lee, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1",
              RFC 2068, January 1997.

   [RFC3253]  Clemm, G., Amsden, J., Ellison, T., Kaler, C., and J.
              Whitehead, "Versioning Extensions to WebDAV (Web
              Distributed Authoring and Versioning)", RFC 3253,
              March 2002.

   [RFC3648]  Whitehead, J. and J. Reschke, Ed., "Web Distributed
              Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections
              Protocol", RFC 3648, December 2003.

   [RFC3744]  Clemm, G., Reschke, J., Sedlar, E., and J. Whitehead, "Web
              Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Access
              Control Protocol", RFC 3744, May 2004.

   [RFC4437]  Whitehead, J., Clemm, G., and J. Reschke, Ed., "Web
              Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Redirect
              Reference Resources", RFC 4437, March 2006.

   [RFC4791]  Daboo, C., Desruisseaux, B., and L. Dusseault,
              "Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)", RFC 4791,
              March 2007.

   [RFC4918]  Dusseault, L., Ed., "HTTP Extensions for Web Distributed
              Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 4918, June 2007.

   [RFC5323]  Reschke, J., Ed., Reddy, S., Davis, J., and A. Babich,
              "Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
              SEARCH", RFC 5323, November 2008.

   [RFC5789]  Dusseault, L. and J. Snell, "PATCH Method for HTTP",
              RFC 5789, March 2010.

   [RFC5842]  Clemm, G., Crawford, J., Reschke, J., Ed., and J.
              Whitehead, "Binding Extensions to Web Distributed
              Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)", RFC 5842, April 2010.

   [RFC7231]  Fielding, R., Ed. and J. Reschke, Ed., "Hypertext Transfer
              Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content", RFC 7231,
              June 2014.

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Author's Address

   Julian F. Reschke
   greenbytes GmbH
   Hafenweg 16
   Muenster, NW  48155
   Germany

   EMail: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
   URI:   http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/