What is the purpose of the OPTIONS verb RRS feed

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  • Hi,
    I was just going scanning through my web.config file of my sharepoint site and i found the add verbs = OPTIONS under the <httpHandlers> tag.

    <add verb="OPTIONS,PROPFIND,PUT,LOCK,UNLOCK,MOVE,COPY,GETLIB,PROPPATCH,MKCOL,DELETE,(GETSOURCE),(HEADSOURCE),(POSTSOURCE)" path="*" type="Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPHttpHandler, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" />

    Could anyone please tell me what this is for?
    What would happen if i comment this verb?
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:06 PM not general (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:25 PM