Talk:POST (HTTP)

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Affecting server state[edit]

This section needs to be rewritten in encyclopedic style. Rules specify that Wikipedia is not a how-to guide or place to seek specific advice. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 22:18, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

I disagree. Stating that POSTs are idempotent is not advice -- it's a well-understood best practice for web design, and is part of the W3 spec. If we consider "best practices" to be "advice" or "how-to's", we'd better go note that on MD5 ("as such, MD5 is not suitable for applications like..."), and even the information on HTTP GET. I'm deleting your note and finding a citation that discusses the (well known) fact that POSTs should be idempotent. -- Irixman (t) (m) 18:56, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Missing content[edit]

It would help novices if the article explained where the encoded data comes from when posting a form. For example, does each fill-able item in the form contribute a pair of the form name=value obtained from the name and value fields of the item? Page Notes (talk) 22:09, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Other Methods[edit]

From the text: "Web browsers normally use only GET and POST, but RESTful online apps make use of ?many? of the others" Sentence is misleading. "Many" in this context is so vague that it is just wrong. Should be rewritten or removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.113.59.80 (talk) 11:08, 8 March 2013 (UTC)