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Allow arbitrary HTTP method types to be added as routes #2237

merged 1 commit into from Aug 10, 2022


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@aldas aldas commented Aug 6, 2022

Allow arbitrary HTTP method types to be added as routes.

This does not affect routing "usual" use-case performance as these arbitrary HTTP method types and underlying map is accessed only when request is of that type. This code is taken from v5.

Relates to;


import (

func main() {
	e := echo.New()

	e.Add("COPY", "/*", func(c echo.Context) error {
		return c.String(http.StatusOK, "OK COPY")

	if err := e.Start(":8080"); err != http.ErrServerClosed {
		log.Print(fmt.Errorf("error when starting HTTP server: %w", err))


x@x:~/code/$ curl -v -X COPY "http://localhost:8080/something"
*   Trying
* Connected to localhost ( port 8080 (#0)
> COPY /something HTTP/1.1
> Host: localhost:8080
> User-Agent: curl/7.81.0
> Accept: */*
* Mark bundle as not supporting multiuse
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
< Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 20:34:24 GMT
< Content-Length: 7
* Connection #0 to host localhost left intact

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Merging #2237 (8742207) into master (a9879ff) will increase coverage by 0.12%.
The diff coverage is 76.92%.

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aldas commented Aug 6, 2022

@lammel could you review this PR?

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aldas commented Aug 10, 2022

bump @lammel , if you are on summer vacation do not reply :) I'll merge this today and bump a new release.

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Pure code review LGTM.

This means we really support any aribtrary HTTP method, even those not known of defined in any standard.

Should we limit the methods to a list of supported additional methods (like those specified for WebDAV)?

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aldas commented Aug 10, 2022

To me, it does not make sense or reason to limit it - if you want to support some proprietary method in your app then go ahead.

@aldas aldas merged commit cba12a5 into labstack:master Aug 10, 2022
@aldas aldas deleted the support_any_method branch December 29, 2022 14:30
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