|Retrieve information about the communication options (available methods and headers) available on the specified request URI.|
|Retrieve the data identified by the request URI, or the data produced by the script available at the request URI.|
|Identical to |
|Submit a block of data (specified in the message body) to the server for addition to the resouce specified in the request URI. Most commonly used for form processing.|
|Store the enclosed information (in the message body) as a new or updated resource under the given request URI.|
|Delete, or queue for deletion, the resource identified by the request URI.|
|Essentially an echo command: a functioning, compliant HTTP server must send the entire request back as the body of a 200 (OK) response.|
CONNECT method is reserved by the method definitions specification for use with proxies that are able to switch between proxying and tunneling modes (such as for SSL tunneling).