Isn't it redundant to have *both* a Limit and LimitExcept if all you're trying to do is limit HTTP methods for everything on a given httpd to only GET POST HEAD?

<Directory />
  Options FollowSymLinks
  AllowOverride None
 <Limit GET POST HEAD>
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from all
 </Limit>
 <LimitExcept GET POST HEAD>
    Order Deny,Allow
   Deny from all
 </LimitExcept>
</Directory>