Issue #8429 has been reported by cpr (Chris Rice).

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Feature #8429: Options requests in net/http should be able to accept a response body
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8429

Author: cpr (Chris Rice)
Status: Open
Priority: Low
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 


As it is currently implemented, Net::HTTP::Options does not allow responses to OPTIONS requests to have a response body:

 class Net::HTTP::Options < Net::HTTPRequest
   METHOD = 'OPTIONS'
   REQUEST_HAS_BODY = false
   RESPONSE_HAS_BODY = false
 end

According to ((<RFC2616|URL:http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html>)) section 9.2, responses to OPTIONS requests _may_ contain response bodies:

"A 200 response SHOULD include any header fields that indicate optional features implemented by the server and applicable to that resource (e.g., Allow), possibly including extensions not defined by this specification. The response body, if any, SHOULD also include information about the communication options."

As it currently stands, net/http is not useful for issuing an OPTIONS request to an http server which actually makes use of the response body.


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