This document registers those Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) methods that have been defined in RFCs before the IANA HTTP Method Registry was established.
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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.¶
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]).¶
|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 220.127.116.11|
|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 18.104.22.168|
|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|