[rfc-dist] RFC 5789 on PATCH Method for HTTP

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        RFC 5789

        Title:      PATCH Method for HTTP 
        Author:     L. Dusseault, J. Snell
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2010
        Mailbox:    lisa.dusseault at gmail.com, 
                    jasnell at gmail.com
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 21706
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-dusseault-http-patch-16.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5789.txt

Several applications extending the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
require a feature to do partial resource modification.  The existing
HTTP PUT method only allows a complete replacement of a document.
This proposal adds a new HTTP method, PATCH, to modify an existing

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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