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DELETE

The HTTP DELETE request method deletes the specified resource.

Request has body No
Successful response has body No
Safe No
Idempotent Yes
Cacheable No
Allowed in HTML forms No

Syntax

DELETE /file.html HTTP/1.1 

Example

Request

DELETE /file.html HTTP/1.1

Responses

If a DELETE method is successfully applied, there are several response status codes possible:

  •  A 202 (Accepted) status code if the action will likely succeed but has not yet been enacted.
  • A 204 (No Content) status code if the action has been enacted and no further information is to be supplied.
  • A 200 (OK) status code if the action has been enacted and the response message includes a representation describing the status.
HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:28:00 GMT

<html>
  <body>
    <h1>File deleted.</h1> 
  </body>
</html>

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 4.3.5: DELETE Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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