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Client-Server Web Apps with JavaScript and Java by Casimir Saternos

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Appendix B. RESTful Web API Summary

HTTP 1.1 Request Methods

Table B-1 summarizes the HTTP 1.1 request methods.

Table B-1. HTTP 1.1. request methods
HTTP verb Action to take on a resource REST action

GET

Retrieve

Like SQL SELECT

HEAD

Retrieve without response body

LIKE SQL SELECT 1

POST

Create (or append)

Like SQL INSERT

PUT

Update (or create) of full resource

Like SQL UPDATE (or INSERT if doesn’t exist)

PATCH

Partial update

Like SQL UPDATE (part of a resource)

DELETE

Delete

Like SQL DELETE

TRACE

Echo request

Diagnostic to determine changes made by intermediate servers

OPTIONS

Return supported methods

Determine which HTTP methods are allowed for the resource

CONNECT

Support for HTTP tunneling

Support HTTP tunneling

HTTP 1.1 Response Codes

Tables B-2 through B-6 summarize the HTTP 1.1 status codes.

Table B-2. Informational status codes 1xx
Code Meaning Description

100

Continue

Interim response indicating that part of the request has been received (and not yet rejected by the server)

101

Switching Protocols

Server switching to protocols defined by the response Upgrade header

Table B-3. Successful status codes 2xx
Code Meaning Description

200

OK

Accepted

201

Created

A new resource is being created

202

Accepted

Accepted, but processing not complete

203

Non-Authoritative Information

Subset or superset of metadata returned in the entity header

204

No Content

No response body included

205

Reset Content

Client should initiate a request to view the resource associated with the initial request

206

Partial Content

Response to a request that included ...

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