Minero Aoki <aamine / mx.edit.ne.jp> writes:

>   In mail "[ruby-talk:29282] Re: HTTP POST"
>     Jim Menard <jimm / io.com> wrote:
> 
> > servlet-engine => Tomcat Web Server/3.2.3 (JSP 1.1; Servlet 2.2; Java 1.3.1-internal; FreeBSD 4.4-STABLE i386; java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.)
> 
> Hmm. I've heard that Tomcat always requires Content-Type.
> Try this:
> 
>     Net::HTTP.start(HOST, PORT) {|http|
>         res = http.post(PATH, 'Content-Type' => 'x-www-form-urlencoded')
>         p res.body
>     }
> 

I have POST data to send as well, so instead of your code I tried this:

    hash = {'Content-Type' => 'x-www-form-urlencoded'}
    resp = http.post2(PING_SERVER_URL, data, hash)

(where data contains POST request data like "a=b&c=d"). The results were
the same: the body is empty.

Everything is the same if I use post() instead of post2() (and add a comma
after the "resp"):

    hash = {'Content-Type' => 'x-www-form-urlencoded'}
    resp , = http.post(PING_SERVER_URL, data, hash)

Note from my previous email that the value of response['Content-Length'] is
nil. Could that be the problem?

> FYI:
> In 1.7, net/http automatically set Content-Type to x-www-form-urlencoded.
> I'll also backport it to 1.6 soon.
> 
> -- Minero Aoki

Again, thank you for all your help.

Jim
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