[Mongrel] Mongrel and http 1.1 OPTIONS keyword

Alexey Verkhovsky alexey.verkhovsky at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 17:47:50 EST 2007

On Dec 11, 2007 10:50 AM, Kirk Haines <wyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> And if your Rails app really needs to handle OPTIONS, can't you just do that?

I've heard of using OPTIONS requests to monitor HTTP servers, on the
assumption that it's a really cheap operation with no side effects.
But never saw it firsthand.

> I think that the value in changing the standard Mongrel handlers, like DirHandler, to deal with OPTIONS is meager, at best, though.

Alexey Verkhovsky
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