DELETE url

Charles Warwick charles at techstrategies.com.au
Fri Jul 5 19:41:05 EDT 2019


Hi,

You can send a HTTP DELETE using tsNet.  There is a lesson here that shows you how:

http://lessons.livecode.com/m/4071/l/856543-how-to-send-a-custom-http-request-using-the-tsnet-external

All tsNet functions work on mobile, so no issue there either.

Regards,

Charles

> On 6 Jul 2019, at 8:27 am, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi J,
> 
> DELETE does work, it’s used in the WP library. 
> 
> I’m out right now, but will find the code and send you a sample when I get back. 
> 
> Best,
> Steve MacLean
> 
>> On Jul 5, 2019, at 6:23 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> The server lady wants it that way. I create signed AWS URLs that are secure and which access her APIs. So far we've only used POST, PUT, and GET. Now we've added a "log out" function and I'm supposed to send the URL with DELETE. She is floored that I can't do that:
>> 
>> "I can change it if you really don’t have DELETE, but I would find it surprising. If you do have it, I’d prefer to keep it as DELETE since it makes the most sense for the action."
>> 
>> Then she suggests using cURL but that won't work on mobile where we can't use shell.
>> 
>> I wouldn't know where to start with tsNetCustom(), but I'll investigate. Suggestions welcome, provided it works on mobile.
>> 
>>> On 7/5/19 3:30 PM, Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Testing DELETE is scary. Consider httpstat.us <http://httpstat.us/>, httpbin.org <http://httpbin.org/> or others for safe testing.
>>> I haven't tested, but I'd think that 'delete URL "http://www.example.com/oldthings.txt <http://www.example.com/oldthings.txt>"' should work.
>>> You might need to pass along some auth:
>>> delete URL "http://badwolf:swordfish@www.example.com/secretthings.txt <http://badwolf:swordfish@www.example.com/secretthings.txt>"
>>> If not, you can directly use TCP. It is as easy as a simple GET. It is as hard as figuring out simple HTTP.
>>> Or consider tsNetCustom() and use "DELETE" as the request.
>>> Dar Scott
>>> darzLab
>>>> On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:55 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I need to send a DELETE to a server. I only know of PUT, GET, and POST options. Does tsNet support DELETE? If not, how would I do that?
>>>> 
>>>> -- 
>>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>>>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> 
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