Bug 46183

Summary: XHR rewrites non-POST methods upon 301/302 redirects
Product: WebKit Reporter: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Component: Page LoadingAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned@lists.webkit.org>
Status: UNCONFIRMED    
Severity: Normal CC: ap@webkit.org, beidson@apple.com
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 7   
URL: http://www.mnot.net/javascript/xmlhttprequest/

Description From 2010-09-21 06:26:23 PST
The test cases at http://www.mnot.net/javascript/xmlhttprequest/ show that XHR,
when following a 301/302 redirect, changes the method to GET.

According to RFC 2616, Sections 10.3.2 and 10.3.3
(http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2616.html#rfc.section.10.3), this is a
bug.

That being said, it's understood that rewriting *POST* is required for
compatibility with existing content. However, this does not seem to be the case
for other methods, as IE restricts the conformance violation to POST and
apparently gets away with it.

Please consider tightening the implementation.