HTTP Methods

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HTTP defines a set of request methods to indicate the desired action to be performed for a given resource. Although they can also be nouns, these request methods are sometimes referred to as HTTP verbs. Each of them implements a different semantic, but some common features are shared by a group of them: e.g. a request method can be safe, idempotent, or cacheable.

GET Jump to heading

The GET method requests a representation of the specified resource. Requests using GET should only retrieve data.

The HEAD method asks for a response identical to that of a GET request, but without the response body.

POST Jump to heading

The POST method is used to submit an entity to the specified resource, often causing a change in state or side effects on the server.

PUT Jump to heading

The PUT method replaces all current representations of the target resource with the request payload.

DELETE Jump to heading

The DELETE method deletes the specified resource.

CONNECT Jump to heading

The CONNECT method establishes a tunnel to the server identified by the target resource.

OPTIONS Jump to heading

The OPTIONS method is used to describe the communication options for the target resource.

TRACE Jump to heading

The TRACE method performs a message loop-back test along the path to the target resource.

PATCH Jump to heading

The PATCH method is used to apply partial modifications to a resource.

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