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Pattern Matching on Request Body for Routing an HTTP Request

In an HTTP application, I think about routing requests based not only on the path, but also based on the request body. For an example, think about the following two different body schemas for a PUT ...
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Polling Application Misses 1/500 records from an OData Feed

I apologize in advance for the lack of knowledge. Please feel free to edit this question to use the appropriate terminology if it is not correct. I recently wrote a .NET core application that is ...
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Identify user session for dynamic client interaction between a Cloud application and an Angular/Pyramid application

I’m writing a web application with an Angular client and a Pyramid/Python server. I need to dynamically interface with an external cloud application, with two requirements: When the end user approves ...
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How to view the exact raw HTTP request on Postman? [closed]

When I'm sending a request, the raw log looks something like this: GET / HTTP/1.1 User-Agent: PostmanRuntime/7.36.3 Accept: */* Cache-Control: no-cache Postman-Token: 3d4eba45-388c-462c-a174-...
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Should I store session id in server database?

I wanted to implement login system using flask framework. I managed to do this using sessions and set them to expire after 31 days and it works (sessions are created using server secret key, timestamp ...
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Request validation on API proxy

I am creating an API proxy that acts as a bridge between our frontend application and an AWS opensearch server. This proxy has additional features such as retries and timeouts. One of the features I'm ...
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HTTP REST API: Is it wrong to put search parameters in a custom header?

The contents of search string are typically sent as part of the URI query: https://domain.name/resource?search=something+i+am+searching+for Those same contents can be sent as the value of a custom ...
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Exchanging data between two Microservices

I am facing this problem and would like to review my approach to it here. A Client sends an HTTP request to Service A and is expecting an answer. Service A is connected to DB A. When it receives a ...
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Improve performance for HTTP Request with huge body

I'm struggling to understand how to improve the performance for an HTTP Request that comes with a huge body. Now, let me explain better what I mean with performance! Imagine I have a DB with the table ...
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What's the proper response when I try to update an existing entity but with not found parent ID

I have an update API (PUT/PATCH) entity/{id} to update a certain entity in my DB. Let's say: entity { id: number, // Primary key, unique, not null content: text, parentId: number // Foreign key, ...
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Should I keep the structure of the API request body same in all cases?

I have Items and Im creating an API which validates different aspects of an Item. eg: whether it has a valid height, width or depth. My request body looks like { height_check: true, width_check: ...
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What HTTP response to return for a patch request with partially correct and partially wrong

I have a campaign, which has URL as a child. If I make a patch request to add a list of 3 URLs out of which first one is invalid URL, second URL already exists in the campaign and we do not want to ...
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Can I use POST request to read and transform data?

I'm developing an API that given a few parameters, reads the given data, transforms it and returns it as JSON. Eg. (some logic included) Request: POST /myApi/exportAsText Content-Type: application/...
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How does resuming downloads work?

I have seen download managers manage to resume HTTP downloads from where they stopped. How are they able to resume downloads? Is it related to the Accept-Range Header? Or are there other mechanisms ...
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How to implement UTM tracking correctly?

A GET should never change data on the server- use a POST request for that I heard this recommendation countless times over the internet and always try my best to conform. But how should I implement ...
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When does it become appropriate to make http calls?

Background: different developers are building an e-commerce system using Spring. Some are working on the user facing arm, others are working on the CMS, while the other group are working on the vendor ...
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parameter longer than the length limit of GET into a RESTful interface

In a Restful API, it is better to use GET to list a collection. However, in our scenario, we allow people query with a list of parameters (say CodeList) and then return details. As we allow upto 500 ...
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How to design a rest api for updating collection(ArrayList) of Resource in Spring boot?

I have a resource called Client and it has the following attributes id, name, redirect URLs(ArrayList). class Client{ int id; String name; List<String> redirectUrls; } I have all CRUD ...
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Does the HTTP specification fully define the semantics of request methods?

I see two possible interpretations of the semantics of request methods defined in the HTTP specification RFC 7231: The intended effect of a request method is fully defined by the HTTP specification (...
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A command as the intended effect of POST versus as the side effect of PUT

The intended effect (semantics) of the POST method is resource specific, e.g. executing a command with arguments: POST /command HTTP/1.1 {"parameter-1": "argument-1", "...
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GET vs POST when exposing machine learning model predictions using a REST API

So the recommendations for using GET vs POST in a REST API that I've read on stack overflow are geared almost exclusively toward CRUD operations involving a database. However if you are simply writing ...
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Does PUT need to be idempotent?

It has been said that "PUT is idempotent": The difference between PUT and POST is that PUT is idempotent: calling it once or several times successively has the same effect (that is no side ...
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Is there a reliable way to get get the fingerprint of a file hosted online, without fully downloading it?

Background Tertiary to this question, I have been building my own imageboard that prevents [for example] duplicate images from being downloaded again and again on behalf of the client. How I do this, ...
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Email Confirmation links must be GET, but not safe

When a user signs up to a web app, they often get a confirmation email. This email will contain a link. Once the user clicks the link, the app confirms the user's account as correctly associated with ...
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How to change data after success URLs sent to partner API's if they can only be GET requests?

A lot of times there's a parameter in a partner API endpoint like success_url where you provide the partner API with an endpoint on your internal API to redirect the client. For example, on Stripe you ...
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What problems could be caused by inserting into a database on an HTTP GET?

I have code that checks if the scanned qr code exist in the database and if it exist it will insert data into another table but I did it in the HTTP GET request, is this alright to do it this way or ...
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How to map "mv" operation to HTTP verbs?

In designing a RESTful api the problem arises as to how best to allow resources to be moved between collections. Renaming a resource could be done by using PATCH but this is not the same thing as ...
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How to keep front-end models in sync with REST API/DB without any UI delay?

Here's my problem. I want to make fast, subsequent requests to a REST API endpoint (/todos/:id/position) that have side effects on other resources. As an example of 5 fast subsequent requests: PATCH /...
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How would you have a fallback for html insert when the html has changed?

Given a website, our customers will pick a spot on their website and we record an xpath to that location. Our software is DNS integrated, similar to cloudflare, and we manipulate the origin's html ...
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REST: upload binary data with PUT method

I have an restful app that uses PUT to replace existing data. For example, there's a user management url https://myserver/users, and to replace user data, for example, to change the name and the ...
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What constitutes "identical" for the purposes of HTTP idempotence?

From RFC 7231 "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content" Section 4.2.2 "Idempotent Methods": A request method is considered "idempotent" if the ...
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How do I send data to HTML page only when a POST endpoint is hit?

I've looked through similar questions and tried to Google what I'm trying to do, but I haven't found anything concrete. What I'm trying to do: where I work, we use an HMI/SCADA system that displays ...
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Typescript and Angular 6 - Mapping Service Results to Data Transfer Objects

I think I am just look for a bit of code review advice. It might possibly be a methodology question? Essentially when I am pulling data (usually from a REST request), I generate a service, then ...
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Where to include a pfx certificate in a http request?

I would like to understand what happens in a request which includes a .pfx certificate to authenticate to client to the server. I know how to implement this in python or use it in postman, but I don't ...
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How do I mitigate a scenario where a user goes to pay, but the price is changed mid-request?

This is kind of similar to the Two Generals' Problem, but not quite. I think there is a name for it, but I just can't remember it right now. I am working on my website's payment flow. Scenario ...
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Would it work to use http patch more general and even "unpatch"?

Is it a good idea to make http patch more general and also create a new property or even a new persistent entity if it does not exist. The patch could be general and send http body for different ...
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Application for forwarding data from websocket to HTTP method

I have a Raspberry Pi with a ConBee 2 (ZigBee) interface connected. The ConBee provides a websocket I can connect to to get push notifications on sensor changes. And I want to forward those ...
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best way to create @PUT upon multiple entities and compatible with RFC

I am trying to build the best PUT possible that allows modifying multiple entities upon single requests using java jersey. The idea is to send a request with multiple entity ids as @PathParam values ...
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Does it make sense to qualify an error as an HTTP error without an HTTP client-server communication

I am writing a C# client SDK to a REST Api. This SDK sends JSON-serialized models to the API, and implements a first level of verification of the parameters. If the verification fails, it throws an ...
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Which HTTP code has higher priority: 403 or 415?

Let's consider the following scenario. I need to access a resource hosted on server X. I want to get this resource in a Y format, so along with my request I send the Accept: Y header. Unfortunately X ...
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How do I create an HTTP PUT request that modifies the resource in many ways

I have a NodeJs backend that interacts with MySQL database. Let us assume that I have a schema similar to this: Book id name Author id book_id name So, I have two tables named Book and ...
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Client-side XHR request, which IP does the endpoint read?

Assume a Javascript plugin, for a developer, that's included on their website. <script src="https://external.com/plugin.js"></script> The plugin makes a XHR request to a 3rd party ...
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REST API acceptable design flexibility

I design and works on lot of projects involves REST APIs. But one question is always occur to me if it is acceptable way to do REST. So according to REST manuals online, REST is build upon two major ...
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HTTP Method and REST URL for Returning Data that May Be Saved

My application has a grid with a list of Car objects from a third party system [{id: 1, make: "Ford", model: "Focus", ...},...] The user can select a Car and use its data (after some transformation)...
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Is it okay to use a 'HttpPut' or 'HttpPatch' verb and allow the API method not to check for a Patch doc or resource?

I'm not sure what the correct procedure is, when you have a question based off an answer you read but it is a seperate question that arose because of the answer provided. the answer in question Which ...
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Which is better solution - having separate model class against each REST API or keep adding info in single object?

I have a class Person. Person { String firstName; String lastName; String Date dob; String email; String mobileNumber; String address; } To add a person, I have following REST APIs: POST /...
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How to simplify design and remove duplication in java layered architecture?

I've the following project structure (simplified): domain dto view In domain model is kept. dto classes are used to pass data from domain to view. And in view I've a controller and a handful of *req,...
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What reasons are there AGAINST using only POST HTTP verb in an API?

I am researching before starting to work on an API for a web-service I am building. The goal is to be very quick and easy to adapt and use for other developers but fairly hidden for clients using a ...
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Theoretical: How Do Servers Handle Requests With No Spare Memory?

I'm trying to understand how servers handle many requests when they start to run out of RAM. Let's say you have a server with 1GB of idle RAM. Let's pretend it was bombarded with 1024 requests in 1 ...
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Better to block on async with HttpClient than use synchronous API like WebRequest?

I have been a staunch advocate of never blocking on async code. I felt it was always better to use a synchronous API than to run the less efficient state machine generated by the compiler even if ...
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