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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCORE-380) Support for HTTP Delete with entity body
Date Sun, 11 May 2014 14:30:16 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCORE-380:
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I wholeheartedly second this statement! 

I am also of opinion that DELETE methods with an enclosed entity violates RFC2616 section
9.1.2 where DELETE method is defined as idempotent. However, once HTTP/1.1 bis is approved
we may need to allow request entity for all methods besides TRACE.

Oleg

> Support for HTTP Delete with entity body
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCORE-380
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-380
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpCore
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: HttpCore, HttpCore NIO
>    Affects Versions: 4.4-alpha1
>            Reporter: Jeewantha Dharmaparakrama
>             Fix For: Future
>
>         Attachments: httpcore-nio.diff, httpcore.diff
>
>
> Hi All,
> I have created a fix to support HTTP DELETEs with entity bodies. In HTTP Core, the HttpRequest
object (BasicHttpRequest or BasicHttpEntityEnclosingRequest) is made by looking at the HTTP
method. But sometimes an API could accept HTTP Deletes with payloads for example [1]. To support
this I have introduced a new type of HTTP requests "HttpEntityPossibleEnclosingRequest". By
calling the "getFinalHttpRequest" method in this class, the proper HTTP request object can
be made, i.e. HttpRequest or HttpEntityEnclosingRequest. The logic is if the HttpEntityPossibleEnclosingRequest
has the CONTENT_LENGTH header, an HttpEntityEnclosingRequest is made and an HttpRequest is
made otherwise.
> Note. the spec does not prohibit an HTTP Delete having a payload [2] [3].
> [1] http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/docs-delete-by-query.html
> [2] http://stackoverflow.com/a/299696/1411653
> [3] http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.7
> Thanks,
> Jeewantha



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