HTTP PUT and DELETE

Mark Smith mark at maseurope.net
Tue Jul 24 03:27:30 CDT 2007


On 24 Jul 2007, at 08:53, Dave Cragg wrote:

>
> On 24 Jul 2007, at 02:48, Mark Smith wrote:
>
>> This is mainly a question for Dave Cragg - apart from a discussion  
>> a few years ago, I couldn't find anything in the archives, so I'm  
>> wondering if libUrl supports these Http methods.
>>
>> I'm trying to write a little S3 client, using the REST api, so  
>> it's going to need the Put and Delete Http methods, and so I'm  
>> hoping that LibUrl will do the job - Dave?
>
> A weak answer. Yes, it supports them. But they've never really been  
> tested. The problem is that so few http servers support PUT and  
> DELETE. Usually the same functionality is provided using GET or  
> POST in conjunction with some server side process such as CGI or php.
>
> If you run into trouble, drop a line.
>

Thanks, Dave. This is just a little project for it's own sake, so I  
don't mind doing some testing:)

Would I use this syntax, having first called  
libUrlSetCustomHttpHeaders (necessary for s3, anyway),:
"put someData into URL (someUrl)" and "delete URL (someUrl)?

Best,

Mark





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