The documentation on Ajax.Request, for the "method" option, says:

method          'post'          The HTTP method to use for the request. The 
widespread possibility is 'get'. As a Ruby On Rails special, Prototype
also reacts to other verbs (such as 'put' and 'delete' by actually
using 'post' and putting an extra '_method' parameter with the
originally requested method in there.

Do I understand this to mean that Prototype is incapable of issuing a
true HTTP PUT request, that to issue one, I must deal with the raw XHR
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