Objects that inherit from Folder (and therefore from Collection) and also have an index_html that's a Python method (or othewise nonvanilla, presumably) return a 405 (Method Not Allowed) for HTTP HEAD requests.
Zope 2.5.1 raises on line 57 of Collection.py. The object raises if its index_html member doesn't have a HEAD attribute. Surely it's a bug to only give HEAD for objects that return an index_html via hasattr/getattr. What about getitem, __bobo_traverse__, and __call__? Shouldn't we find the object to HEAD via ZPublisher? And aren't we bypassing the access control checks, anyway? Would it be a good idea to try and make up a HEAD response for arbitrary attributes that don't support it (such as Python methods)? Perhaps by publishing them internally, and picking whatever we can from RESPONSE, computing Content-Length from the returned stream if necessary? It's inefficient, but at least it's cache-friendly... and better for tools (er, linbot) that assume that if it can't be found via HEAD, it isn't there. Excerpt from Collection.HEAD(): # Note that we are willing to acquire the default document # here because what we really care about is whether doing # a GET on this collection / would yield a 200 response. if hasattr(self, 'index_html'): if hasattr(self.index_html, 'HEAD'): return self.index_html.HEAD(REQUEST, RESPONSE) raise 'Method Not Allowed', ( 'Method not supported for this resource.' ) raise 'Not Found', 'The requested resource does not exist.' persephone ~/tmp= telnet viii.dclxvi.org 80 Trying 220.127.116.11... Connected to viii.dclxvi.org. Escape character is '^]'. HEAD /blog HTTP/1.0 HEAD /blog HTTP/1.0 HTTP/1.1 405 Method Not Allowed Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 02:22:40 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.12 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.6.6 OpenSSL/0.9.5a Bobo-Exception-File: /usr/local/zope/2-5-1/lib/python/webdav/Collection.py Bobo-Exception-Line: 57 Bobo-Exception-Type: Method Not Allowed Bobo-Exception-Value: bobo exception Connection: close Content-Location: http://viii.dclxvi.org/blog/ Ms-Author-Via: DAV X-Powered-By: Zope (www.zope.org), Python (www.python.org) Content-Length: 2106 Content-Type: text/html -- Karl Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.monkey.org/~kra/ _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )