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README.md

Cowboy Rest Hello World

To compile this example you need rebar in your PATH.

Type the following command:

$ rebar get-deps compile

You can then start the Erlang node with the following command:

./start.sh

Then run any given command or point your browser to the indicated URL.

Examples

Get HTML

$ curl -i http://localhost:8080
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
connection: keep-alive
server: Cowboy
date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:15:52 GMT
content-length: 136
Content-Type: text/html
Variances: Accept

<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>REST Hello World!</title>
</head>
<body>
  <p>REST Hello World as HTML!</p>
</body>
</html>

Get JSON

$ curl -i -H "Accept: application/json" http://localhost:8080
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
connection: keep-alive
server: Cowboy
date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:16:46 GMT
content-length: 24
Content-Type: application/json
Variances: Accept

{"rest": "Hello World!"}

Get text

$ curl -i -H "Accept: text/plain" http://localhost:8080
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
connection: keep-alive
server: Cowboy
date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:18:35 GMT
content-length: 25
Content-Type: text/plain
Variances: Accept

REST Hello World as text!

Get a 406

$ curl -i -H "Accept: text/css" http://localhost:8080
HTTP/1.1 406 Not Acceptable
connection: keep-alive
server: Cowboy
date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:18:51 GMT
content-length: 0
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.