Two commonly used methods for HTTP request-response between a client and server are: GET and POST.

  • GET - Requests data from a specified resource
  • POST - Submits data to be processed to a specified resource

GET method requests:

  • GET requests can be cached
  • GET requests remain in the browser history
  • GET requests can be bookmarked
  • GET requests should never be used when dealing with sensitive data
  • GET requests have length restrictions
  • GET requests should be used only to retrieve data

POST method requests:

  • POST requests are never cached
  • POST requests do not remain in the browser history
  • POST requests cannot be bookmarked
  • POST requests have no restrictions on data length

Both of the HTTP methods support XML, JAVA, JSON formats. 

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