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Re: "OPTIONS *" with curl and libcurl

From: Alex Bligh via curl-library <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:17:51 +0200

> On 20 Jun 2017, at 00:40, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2017, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> In curl 7.55.0 we finally introduce a way for users to send “OPTION *” and similar requests to servers.
> ... I like the suggestion I got as a comment there, to instead allow this operation with a --request-target option (and of course the matching underlying libcurl option). So I've now filed a new PR and I'm interested in further input:
> To me, --request-target is cleaner and easier to understand and document.

--request-target is IMHO clearly clearer (sic) and we should go with it.

I worry slightly about removing a released option.

I also worry about the process failure whereby this was discussed on the list at least twice, many months apart, and we didn't come up with such an obvious option.

Alex Bligh
Received on 2017-06-20