I'm trying to do the web service call as a POST HTTP-method request using AJAX. The problem is that the web service is running on a different server than where the page is served from, which, because of the cross-domain policy, results in my browser (Firefox) first doing an OPTIONS HTTP request to determine if the web service will allow the POST request. The web service running on Glassfish won't respond to this OPTIONS request.
I've seen that this can be configured in other application servers, by setting Access-Control-Allow-Origin to a pattern that recognizes all origins that should be accepted (for instance '*' to accept any request).
How do I make Glassfish respond to the OPTIONS request?