The POST method is used to submit an entity to the specified resource, often causing a change in state or side effects on the server.

The POST method

If one or more resources has been created on the origin server as a result of successfully processing a POST request, the origin server SHOULD send a 201 (Created) response containing a Location header field that provides an identifier for the primary resource created (Section 7.1.2 and a representation that describes the status of the request while referring to the new resource(s).

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if (FALSE) { x <- HttpClient$new(url = "") # a named list x$post(path='post', body = list(hello = "world")) # a string x$post(path='post', body = "hello world") # an empty body request x$post(path='post') # encode="form" res <- x$post(path="post", encode = "form", body = list( custname = 'Jane', custtel = '444-4444', size = 'small', topping = 'bacon', comments = 'make it snappy' ) ) jsonlite::fromJSON(res$parse("UTF-8")) # encode="json" res <- x$post("post", encode = "json", body = list( genus = 'Gagea', species = 'pratensis' ) ) jsonlite::fromJSON(res$parse()) }