For more info see Spring-MVC Reference Manual: http://static.springsource.org/spring/docs/3.1.x/spring-framework-reference/html/mvc.html#mvc-ann-requestmapping
A flag to retain default converters when user has customized messageconverters for HttpRequestHandlingController, HttpInboundGateway
HTTP Adapter URI mappings are sensitive to trailing slashes
Avoid Reflection when accessing createRequestMappingInfo in RequestMappingHandlerMapping
Remove deprecations in HTTP Adapter after upgrade to Spring 3.1.1
Move parsers' logic about 'ExpressionFactoryBean' BeanDefinition into 'IntegrationNamespaceUtils'
Please, look into forum reference: my solution for the author of post was enough.
So, maybe is it as 'Won't fix'?
Or how about my proposition of http-method-router as nested element for http-inbound as additional strategy for request-channel?
Issued PR: https://github.com/SpringSource/spring-integration/pull/723
Doesn't work with SPR 3.2.x and above
Merged polish for SPR 3.2.x +