Read request_body of a POST request

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Jan 14 15:02:47 MSK 2011


On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 05:52:57AM -0500, michalkraus wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm working on a modul, that should get a POST request with XML-RPC data
> and then send a response.
> I have problem with getting the request_body. It's no problem to read
> headers and find Content-Type: text/xml. But when I want to read the
> request_body there is no one. I use the same code as the function for
> reading request_body in ngx_http_variable. 
> My modul is a handler (something like circe_gif module). When my module
> is filter and the request is passed to the proxy module I can read the
> request body in my filter module.
> Is it possible to read headers and the request_body and then generate a
> response by handlers?

Yes.  You have to use ngx_http_read_client_request_body() function 
and generate response in post_handler callback (the one you've 
passed to function).

See e.g. proxy or dav modules for examples.

Maxim Dounin

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