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What Does "REST Overloaded POST" Mean? (Doc ID 1370295.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2020

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Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.5 and later
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In this JAX-WS implementation, the set of supported HTTP methods is limited to GET and POST. DELETE, PUT, and HEAD are not supported. Any HTTP requests containing these methods will be rejected with a 405 Method Not Allowed error.

If the functionality of PUT and DELETE are required, the desired action can be accomplished by tunneling the actual method to be executed on the POST method. This is a workaround referred to as overloaded POST. (A Web search on "REST overloaded POST" will return a number of ways to accomplish this.

What does "REST overloaded POST" mean?


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