[jax-rs-spec users] Re: Native support for additional HTTP methods

From: Sebastian Daschner <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 07:38:32 +0200

Hi Andy,

For PATCH I personally think it makes sense to add it to the spec,
especially since we've been building support for JSON Patch into JSR
374. There is a JIRA issue:

IMO there's not a big necessity to add CONNECT and TRACE though -- in
favor of other features that should be included in 2.1.

What do the other experts think about this?


On 04/04/2017 10:32 PM, Andrew McCright wrote:
> Hi All,
> We've seen a number of requests from our customers for built-in
> support of other HTTP methods such as CONNECT, TRACE, and PATCH --
> PATCH has been especially requested.
> While it is currently possible for users to define their own custom
> HTTP methods, I've seen a few support cases where users are not
> implementing them properly - for example, one customer did not safely
> implement a PATCH method for case sensitivity, so when a client sent a
> "patch" request, they ended up with a 415.
> What would you think about adding these methods as annotations in the
> spec?
> Thanks,
> Andy
> J. Andrew McCright
> IBM WebSphere Development
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