Apache question - Method Not Allowed

doug doug at fledge.watson.org
Sun Jun 1 18:25:44 PDT 2003

I thought I would post the answer as an FYI because I would not believe
it, but ...

It is possbile to produce this error by mal-formed html. A customer
reported that a form produced by netobjects would not work, producing the
method not allowed error. The html is hopelessly complex but the <form>
... </form> tags contains the input fields and the submit button.
Apparently that is not enough. I recoded the form by hand (composer / kate
/ vi) to make it work with no changes to apache. 

The only references to this error I could find in questions, google, and
apache.org suggest "Method Not Allowed" is a configuration error. Not so.
I did not attempt to debug the NetObj form leaving that to the customer.

On Sat, 31 May 2003 doug at safeport.com wrote:

> This only relates to FreeBSD in that apache happens to be running on it. But I
> am stumped and would appreciate any ideas
> I have apache configured to allow CGI under suExec. This is all working. Except
> I have a form that gets "The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL
> ..."
> CGI and SSI are globally turned on and work with lots of domains hosted on the
> same instance of apache. I get no entries in either log file and no errors in
> suexec_log. The error follows this script and form, i.e. if I copy it into a
> site where forms are working, I still get this error.
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