New Step: p:http-get

Rather than change p:http-request to have multiple modes of operating, I think
we can simplify by specializing a step to just HTTP get requests:

<p:declare-step type="p:http-get">
   <p:input port="source"/>
   <p:output port="result"/>
   <p:option name="href" required="yes"/>
   <p:option name="username"/>
   <p:option name="password"/>
   <p:option name="auth-method"/>
   <p:option name="send-authorization"/>

The 'href' option specifies the URL to perform a GET request against.

The 'username' etc. options control authentication just as for p:http-request.

The result would be handled as follows:

1. If the result has an XML media type, the content is parsed and produced
    on the 'result' output port.

2. For non-XML media types, a c:body element is generated just as specified
    for p:http-request.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2007 20:04:02 UTC