[Mono-bugs] [Bug 80686][Nor] New - HttpWebRequest does not send requests with DELETE/OPTIONS/TRACE Method

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Changed by dave at digi-link.com.


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+Bug#: 80686
+Product: Mono: Class Libraries
+Version: 1.2
+OS: All
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Normal
+Component: System
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs at ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: dave at digi-link.com               
+QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: HttpWebRequest does not send requests with DELETE/OPTIONS/TRACE Method
+Please fill in this template when reporting a bug, unless you know what 
+you are doing.
+Description of Problem:
+When the Method property of HttpWebRequest is set to a method such as 
+DELETE, OPTIONS or TRACE, a connection is made to the server but no data 
+is transmitted. Ultimately a WebException is thrown with status = Timeout
+Steps to reproduce the problem:
+Use this code snippet
+   HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create 
+   request.Method = "OPTIONS";
+   WebResponse response = request.GetResponse ();
+   Console.WriteLine (response.Headers ["Allow"]);
+   response.Close ();
+catch (WebException err)
+   Console.WriteLine (err.Message);
+Actual Results:
+Text written to console is "The request timed out";
+Expected Results:
+Text written to console under .Net is "GET,HEAD,POST,OPTIONS,TRACE"
+How often does this happen? 
+Every time
+Additional Information:
+BBC News Website used simply because it responds to the OPTIONS method.
+This behaviour occurs on requests to any website.
+Observing via Ethereal shows a connection apparently being made, but no 
+data is transmitted. Eventually the connection times out on the client, 
+but the server may respond with "Bad Request"

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