Feature #3004

Support for HTTP POST/PUT

Added by Michael Kay almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Need extension functions / instructions in Saxon-JS to allow the stylesheet to generate XML files and post them back to the server using HTTP POST/PUT requests.

Possibly by implementing the EXPath HTTP module:

(We could also do with an implementation of this in server-side Saxon)


#1 Updated by Debbie Lockett about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

We are in the process of developing a solution for this.

Our idea is to add a new attribute called http-request allowed on an ixsl:schedule-action instruction. This attribute will take an expression which evaluates to an XDM map - representing the HTTP request. The response from the HTTP request will be passed back as the context item of the named template called within the ixsl:schedule-action instruction, as another XDM map.

This new ixsl:schedule-action/@http-request attribute will be available from 9.8. Changes to allow this (in IXSLScheduleAction and ISXLFunctionSet) have been committed on the 9.8 branch.

Implementation in Saxon-JS is work in progress.

#2 Updated by Debbie Lockett about 2 years ago

First implementation will be available with the next Saxon-JS release (using Saxon-EE 9.8 to generate SEF). Documentation has been added (including definitions for the request and response maps) - this will be updated online with the release.

Note that multipart requests and responses are not yet supported.

More thorough testing is needed.

#3 Updated by Debbie Lockett almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • Applies to JS Branch 1.0 added

Closing this feature issue now. The initial implementation of ixsl:schedule-action/@http-request is available in the Saxon-JS 1.0.1 release (requires Saxon-EE 9.8 to generate the SEF).

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