[erlang-patches] Patch for packet_parser.c to Include HTTP Methods Defined in RFC 2518 / WebDAV

Jan Lehnardt <>
Sat Feb 14 14:49:25 CET 2009

On 14 Feb 2009, at 14:17, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> Good point. I'm not aware of any Erlang WebDAV server
> but I do not constantly monitor the application space and
> I'm relatively new to Erlang (2 years now). I certainly have
> no idea about internal applications that use the WebDAV
> protocol or use any other non-standard HTTP extensions.

A little more digging.

YAWS has a WevDAV extension and it uses this code to
solve the issue:

call_method(Method, CliSock, Req, H) ->
     case Method of
         F when atom(F) ->
             ?MODULE:F(CliSock, Req, H);
         L when list(L) ->
             handle_extension_method(L, CliSock, Req, H)

(YAWS 1.79 source src/yaws_server.erl line 1155 ff.)

YAWS hence, wouldn't break. Maybe because Klacke
was smart enough to foresee that this is getting fixed
eventually :)


Erlware includes a WebDAV module and as far as I
understand*, it does its own http parsing and always
uses lists / strings, not atoms for methods.

* http://git.erlware.org/web?p=crary_dav.git;a=blob_plain;f=crary_dav/src/crary_dav.erl;hb=HEAD 


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