[mod_python] Sending text/xml in a POST request gives "501 Method not implemented"

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Thu May 31 18:14:47 EDT 2007

On 01/06/07, Gambit <gambit at alpenjodel.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to make my mod_python (publisher) based application to talk
> with a service provider who requires me to accept incoming POST request
> with text/xml as Content Type and some XML as the content of the
> request. However these requests are killed by Apache with a 501 "Method
> not implemented" error before they reach my app.
> I've been unable to find any information on this issue anywhere.

Is documented here:


> Is my
> Apache misconfigured or perhaps should I provide my own implementation
> of XML over http to Apache and if so how?


> Any ideas?

Some hackish workarounds have been described on the mailing list
before, but would have to think about what can reasonably done again.


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