HTTP request methods
HTTP defines a set of request methods to indicate the desired action to be performed for a given resource. Although they can also be nouns, these request methods are sometimes referred as HTTP verbs. Each of them implements a different semantic, but some common features are shared by a group of them: e.g. a request method can be safe (en-US), idempotent (en-US), or cacheable (en-US).
GETmethod requests a representation of the specified resource. Requests using
GETshould only retrieve data.
HEADmethod asks for a response identical to that of a
GETrequest, but without the response body.
POSTmethod is used to submit an entity to the specified resource, often causing a change in state or side effects on the server.
PUTmethod replaces all current representations of the target resource with the request payload.
DELETEmethod deletes the specified resource.
CONNECTmethod establishes a tunnel to the server identified by the target resource.
OPTIONSmethod is used to describe the communication options for the target resource.
TRACEmethod performs a message loop-back test along the path to the target resource.
PATCHmethod is used to apply partial modifications to a resource.