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HTTP::Request - HTTP style request message
$request = HTTP::Request->new(GET => 'http://www.example.com/');
and usually used like this:
$ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$response = $ua->request($request);
"HTTP::Request" is a class encapsulating HTTP style requests,
consisting of a request line, some headers, and a content body. Note
that the LWP library uses HTTP style requests even for non-HTTP
protocols. Instances of this class are usually passed to the
request() method of an "LWP::UserAgent" object.
"HTTP::Request" is a subclass of "HTTP::Message" and therefore
inherits its methods. The following additional methods are available:
- $r = HTTP::Request->new( $method, $uri )
- $r = HTTP::Request->new( $method, $uri, $header )
- $r = HTTP::Request->new( $method, $uri, $header, $content )
Constructs a new "HTTP::Request" object describing a request on the
object $uri using method $method. The $method argument must be a
string. The $uri argument can be either a string, or a reference to a
"URI" object. The optional $header argument should be a reference to
an "HTTP::Headers" object or a plain array reference of key/value
pairs. The optional $content argument should be a string of bytes.
- $r = HTTP::Request->parse( $str )
This constructs a new request object by parsing the given string.
- $r->method( $val )
This is used to get/set the method attribute. The method should be a
short string like ``GET'', ``HEAD'', ``PUT'' or ``POST''.
- $r->uri( $val )
This is used to get/set the uri attribute. The $val can be a
reference to a URI object or a plain string. If a string is given,
then it should be parseable as an absolute URI.
- $r->header( $field )
- $r->header( $field => $value )
This is used to get/set header values and it is inherited from
"HTTP::Headers" via "HTTP::Message". See HTTP::Headers for
details and other similar methods that can be used to access the
- $r->content( $content )
This is used to get/set the content and it is inherited from the
"HTTP::Message" base class. See HTTP::Message for details and
other methods that can be used to access the content.
Note that the content should be a string of bytes. Strings in perl
can contain characters outside the range of a byte. The "Encode"
module can be used to turn such strings into a string of bytes.
- $r->as_string( $eol )
Method returning a textual representation of the request.
HTTP::Headers, HTTP::Message, HTTP::Request::Common,
Copyright 1995-2004 Gisle Aas.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages