HTTP Actions


Most people don’t realize that the HTTP protocol supports a number of additional types of
HTTP operations:
. OPTIONS—Returns information about the communication options available
. GET—Returns whatever information is identified by the request
. HEAD—Performs the same operation as GET without returning the message body
. POST—Posts new information or updates existing information
. PUT—Posts new information or updates existing information

. DELETE—Deletes information
. TRACE—Performs a message loop back
. CONNECT—Used for SSL tunneling

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