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Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Syntax for RESTful scripting options
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 01:53:10 +0530

The only reason I said that is, even currently wget only accepts post data
in a key=value format.*

*sorry it's not key:value but key=value.
On Mar 7, 2013 12:12 AM, "Daniel Stenberg" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Mar 2013, Darshit Shah wrote:
>  I intend to use the following logic in merging them:
>> wget --method=POST [data/file] URL
>> The text immediately following --method=POST is first assumed to be data.
>> If however it does not exist in the key:value format, assume that to be a
>> file path and try to read that file. If the file does not exist, return an
>> error.
> To me, that sounds like the wrong path to go.
> You can send whatever you want in a post, there's no magic "key:value
> format" in HTTP. What if you want to just send the string "/dev/null" in
> the POST? It is not key:value and it is an existing file path...
> --
>  / daniel.haxx.se

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