HTTP - Post

1 - About

The POST method requests that the target resource process the representation enclosed in the request according to the resource's own specific semantics.

They are by default not cached.

3 - Usage

For example, POST is used for the following functions (among others):

  • Providing a block of data, such as the fields entered into an HTML form, to a data-handling process;
  • Posting a message to a bulletin board, newsgroup, mailing list, blog, or similar group of articles;
  • Creating a new resource that has yet to be identified by the origin server
  • Appending data to a resource's existing representation(s).

4 - How to execute a Post request

To create and execute a post request, you can use the following element

5 - Example

With CURL, to create a page with a title with Json data


curl -b cookie.txt \
   -d '{"page": [{"title": "Hello World"}]}' \
   -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
   -H "Origin: https://mywebsite.com" \
   https://api-host.com/api/posts

6 - Management

6.1 - Response

If one or more resources has been created on the origin server as a result of successfully processing a POST request, the origin server SHOULD send :

  • a 201 (Created) response
  • containing a Location header field that provides an identifier for the primary resource created

6.2 - Cache

Responses to POST requests are only cacheable when they include explicit freshness information

7 - Documentation / Reference


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