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A pyramid plugin that rewrites the HTTP method based on a query-string parameter.

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The pyramid_methodrewrite package is a pyramid plugin that adds a “tween” that rewrites the active HTTP method (as exposed via request.method) to the value provided in a query-string. The main reason for this is to allow clients to fake the use of HTTP methods beyond GET and POST (such as PUT and DELETE) that are behind non-compliant proxies, browsers, or other deficient software that limit which HTTP methods can be sent.

It does this by inspecting the query-string or POST data, and if a parameter named _method is found (the actual name is configurable) and is of the known set of HTTP methods, will override the active request’s .method attribute.

For example, the request:

GET /path/to/resource?_method=OPTIONS HTTP/1.1

Becomes equivalent (from the application’s point of view) to:

OPTIONS /path/to/resource HTTP/1.1


$ pip install pyramid-methodrewrite


Enable the tween either in your INI file via:

pyramid.includes = pyramid_methodrewrite

or in code in your package’s application initialization via:

def main(global_config, **settings):
  # ...
  # ...


The following configuration settings can be set in your application’s main section:

  • methodrewrite.enabled: a boolean flag to control whether or not method rewriting should be enabled. Default: True.
  • methodrewrite.on: a list of incoming HTTP methods that will cause this tween to check the request parameters and potentially make the change. Defaults to (GET, POST).
  • methodrewrite.param: the name of the parameter that controls the requested method. Defaults to _method.
  • list of acceptable HTTP methods that a request can be rewritten to. If set to empty, no restrictions will be made on mapping to acceptable or known methods. Defaults to pyramid_methodrewrite.HTTP_METHODS.

Note that all method names are always converted to upper case.

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