[REBOL] Re: HTTP header request
From: sterling:rebol at: 7-Jun-2001 18:53
The POST capability works as you comment at the end:
read/custom http://site.com/cgi-bin/script.r [post "my post data"]
You ahve to form the post data yourself right now and using that
method you can only safely post data that is x-www-form-urlencoded
which is the same format of a GET request "var=value&var2=value2"
because the urlencoded header is sent by REBOL. Of course, if you're
posting to your own REBOL script or one that doesn't check that
header, you can post whatever you like.
Adding to this dialect, yo uwill be able to say:
[header [user-agent: "My user-agent field" content-type: "application/x-my-app"]]
and the sent HTTP header will include fields like this:
user-agent: "My user-agent field"
You can use both the header and post requests together if you like.
Reading a part of a web page is currently possible using read/skip.
If the server supports partial downloads, you'll get it. Turn
trace/net on and do a read like that to see the headers. Read/skip
also works with FTP to support resumed downloads there also.