Backwards compatibility

Dick Hardt dick at
Mon Sep 25 17:28:31 UTC 2006

>> I am not sure what advantage there is to using other verbs. Would  
>> you elaborate on the advantages?
> I'm not sure I understand this question. Are you asking why  
> standard HTTP has verbs other than POST? Or why things WebDav  
> increased the list further?

no, I know why they have the verbs :-)

> I do understand that for the purposes of conveying identity  
> information from one place to another, an appropriate HTTP verb  
> should be used (e.g. POST). I don't understand why we should make  
> it hard (impossible?) to use OpenID authentication with verbs other  
> than POST.

How would you propose OpenID use the other verbs?

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