HTTPbis Working GroupJ. Reschke
Intended status: InformationalMarch 8, 2010
Expires: September 9, 2010

Initial Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Method Registrations


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

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1. Introduction

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

2. Security Considerations

There are no security considerations related to the registration itself.

3. IANA Considerations

Appendix A provides initial registrations of HTTP method names for the IANA HTTP Method registry at <> (see Section 2.1 of [draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics]).

4. Normative References

Dusseault, L. and J. Snell, “PATCH Method for HTTP”, Internet-Draft draft-dusseault-http-patch-16 (work in progress), November 2009.
In RFC Editor Queue, see <>.
Fielding, R., Ed., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Frystyk, H., Masinter, L., Leach, P., Berners-Lee, T., Lafon, Y., Ed., and J. Reschke, Ed., “HTTP/1.1, part 2: Message Semantics”, Internet-Draft draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-09 (work in progress), March 2010.
Clemm, G., Crawford, J., Reschke, J., Ed., and J. Whitehead, “Binding Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)”, Internet-Draft draft-ietf-webdav-bind-27 (work in progress), December 2009.
In RFC Editor Queue, see <>.
Fielding, R., Gettys, J., Mogul, J., Nielsen, H., and T. Berners-Lee, “Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1”, RFC 2068, January 1997.
Clemm, G., Amsden, J., Ellison, T., Kaler, C., and J. Whitehead, “Versioning Extensions to WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning)”, RFC 3253, March 2002.
Whitehead, J. and J. Reschke, Ed., “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Ordered Collections Protocol”, RFC 3648, December 2003.
Clemm, G., Reschke, J., Sedlar, E., and J. Whitehead, “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Access Control Protocol”, RFC 3744, May 2004.
Whitehead, J., Clemm, G., and J. Reschke, Ed., “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) Redirect Reference Resources”, RFC 4437, March 2006.
Daboo, C., Desruisseaux, B., and L. Dusseault, “Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)”, RFC 4791, March 2007.
Dusseault, L., Ed., “HTTP Extensions for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)”, RFC 4918, June 2007.
Reschke, J., Ed., Reddy, S., Davis, J., and A. Babich, “Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) SEARCH”, RFC 5323, November 2008.

Appendix A. Initial Registry Contents

Method NameSafeReference
ACLno[RFC3744], Section 8.1
BASELINE-CONTROLno[RFC3253], Section 12.6
BINDno[draft-ietf-webdav-bind], Section 4
CHECKINno[RFC3253], Section 4.4 and [RFC3253], Section 9.4
CHECKOUTno[RFC3253], Section 4.3 and [RFC3253], Section 8.8
COPYno[RFC4918], Section 9.8
LABELno[RFC3253], Section 8.2
LINKno[RFC2068], Section
LOCKno[RFC4918], Section 9.10
MERGEno[RFC3253], Section 11.2
MKAKTIVITYno[RFC3253], Section 13.5
MKCALENDARno[RFC4791], Section 5.3.1
MKCOLno[RFC4918], Section 9.3
MKREDIRECTREFno[RFC4437], Section 6
MKWORKSPACEno[RFC3253], Section 6.3
MOVEno[RFC4918], Section 9.9
ORDERPATCHno[RFC3648], Section 7
PATCHno[draft-dusseault-http-patch], Section 2
PROPFINDyes[RFC4918], Section 9.1
PROPPATCHno[RFC4918], Section 9.2
REBINDno[draft-ietf-webdav-bind], Section 6
REPORTyes[RFC3253], Section 3.6
SEARCHyes[RFC5323], Section 2
UNBINDno[draft-ietf-webdav-bind], Section 5
UNCHECKOUTno[RFC3253], Section 4.5
UNLINKno[RFC2068], Section
UNLOCKno[RFC4918], Section 9.11
UPDATEno[RFC3253], Section 7.1
VERSION-CONTROLno[RFC3253], Section 3.5

Appendix B. Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor before publication)

B.1. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-00

Added SEARCH method (RFC 5323).

B.2. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-01

Update draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics reference.

B.3. Since draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-method-registrations-02

Update draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics reference. PATCH is now defined in draft-dusseault-http-patch. BIND, UNBIND and REBIND are defined in draft-ietf-webdav-bind. Drop the "updates draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics" clause.

Author's Address

Julian F. Reschke
greenbytes GmbH
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Muenster, NW 48155