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CGI can still help you. You just need to make sure that the incoming data isn't regular form data:
HANDLING NON-URLENCODED ARGUMENTS If POSTed data is not of type application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data, then the POSTed data will not be processed, but instead be returned as-is in a parameter named POSTDATA. To retrieve it, use code like this: my $data = $query->param('POSTDATA'); (If you don't know what the preceding means, don't worry about it. It only affects people trying to use CGI for XML processing and other specialized tasks.)
I've used this successfully in a CGI::Application-based REST app -- at least for text/xml POST requests (I didn't test PUT yet, but I expect it to work the same way). I can heartily recommend CGI::Application::Dispatch, as it makes building RESTy APIs easier.

I simply added a wrapper method in my base class:

sub get_request_body { my $self = shift; return $self->query->param('POSTDATA'); }
My code can then choose to inflate that in any way it wants.

In reply to Re: REST Webservices by rhesa
in thread REST Webservices and CGI.pm by derby

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