HTTP methods with '-' char

George Fleury gfleury at
Thu May 22 05:29:23 UTC 2014

Hi all, 

i'm porting apache https mod_cluster to NGINX, however the methods used for internal control mod_cluster 
use the character '-' (ex: ENABLE-APP), and for NGINX these methods are invalid because of character '- ‘. 
Now comes my doubts, gave a quick read in RFCs 2616 and 822 and found nothing saying that the '-' character 
can not be used in token methods of http/1.1. Is that right or there is a reason?

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