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LWP::UserAgent::put does not handle %form or @form as documented [ #91250] #182

oalders opened this issue Mar 31, 2017 · 0 comments


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@oalders oalders commented Mar 31, 2017

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From on 2013-12-08 19:29:12:

Documentation for LWP::UserAgent says:

$ua->put( $url, \%form )
$ua->put( $url, \@form )
$ua->put( $url, \%form, $field_name => $value, ... )
$ua->put( $url, $field_name => $value,... Content => \%form )
$ua->put( $url, $field_name => $value,... Content => \@form )
$ua->put( $url, $field_name => $value,... Content => $content )

    This method will dispatch a PUT request on the given $url, with %form or @form providing the key/value pairs for the fill-in form content. Additional headers and content options are the same as for the get() method.

    This method will use the PUT() function from HTTP::Request::Common to build the request. See HTTP::Request::Common for a details on how to pass form content and other advanced features.

But the forms with \%form or \@form do not work: the content isn't generated. This is because they use HTTP::Request::Common PUT to build the request and PUT doesn't accept the content as a reference.

Attached is a patch to HTTP::Request::Common to make PUT accept content as POST does. With this patch, LWP::UserAgent::put works as documented.

Enhancing HTTP::Request::Common seems a better solution than fixing LWP::UserAgent directly as it would be necessary to duplicate non-trivial function to do the latter.
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