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HTTP::Request(3)      User Contributed Perl Documentation     HTTP::Request(3)

       HTTP::Request - HTTP style request message

	require HTTP::Request;
	$request = HTTP::Request->new(GET => '');

       and usually used like this:

	$ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
	$response = $ua->request($request);

       "HTTP::Request" is a class encapsulating HTTP style requests, consist‐
       ing 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 ref‐
	   erence 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 ref‐
	   erence 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 headers.

	   This will set the "Accept-Encoding" header to the list of encodings
	   that decoded_content() can decode.

       $r->content( $bytes )
	   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, HTTP::Response

       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.

perl v5.8.8			  2008-09-24		      HTTP::Request(3)

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