Issue #8429 has been updated by zzak (Zachary Scott).

Status changed from Open to Assigned
Assignee set to naruse (Yui NARUSE)
Target version set to next minor


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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#change-39635

Author: cpr (Chris Rice)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Low
Assignee: naruse (Yui NARUSE)
Category: lib
Target version: next minor


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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