[Mongrel] HTTP 1.1 parser and non-standard request methods

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Fri Apr 7 15:42:07 EDT 2006

Hey Doug,

Yeah, you're probably the 10th person asking for that to be relaxed so I'm
going to relax it in the next release.

But, I have to resolve how the ruby frameworks will handle this.  I'm not
sure what they'll do if handed an kind of request type.


On 4/7/06 3:30 PM, "Doug Beaver" <doug at beaver.net> wrote:

> hi,
> i was thinking of creating a WebDAV plugin for mongrel, but ran into an
> issue...  the http parser hardcodes which request methods it considers
> valid, so it blocks non-standard request methods like MKCOL, PROPFIND,
> etc.  i'm not familiar with the type of grammar being used for the
> parser, but is it possible to defer the request method validation to a
> later point, possibly inside the HttpHandler#process callback?
> thanks,
> doug

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