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Re^4: REST Webservices

by arbingersys (Pilgrim)
on Nov 20, 2009 at 22:05 UTC ( #808534=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: REST Webservices
in thread REST Webservices and

As I make this post, CGI is at version 3.48, and it will handle GET|POST|PUT but not DELETE.

I discovered this trying to make a REST dispatch in a .cgi script. I believe you're right -- that DELETE can be handled just like GET. On my system, I made the following change to, and DELETE started to work (I got query string parameters back).

--- /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0/ 2009-11-05 15:26:07.00 +0000000 -0700 +++ /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0/ 2009-11-05 15:23:05.000000000 +-0700 @@ -649,7 +649,7 @@ sub init { # If method is GET or HEAD, fetch the query from # the environment. - if ($is_xforms || $meth=~/^(GET|HEAD)$/) { + if ($is_xforms || $meth=~/^(GET|HEAD|DELETE)$/) { if ($MOD_PERL) { $query_string = $self->r->args; } else {

This is a pretty minor modification, and you get decent functionality out of the DELETE verb (i.e. parameters). I'd love to see at least this much provided by

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