Thanks for the insightful info Peter!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Coppens <pc.subscriptions@...> wrote:
> As far as I know that is indeed still the case. The doc
> You use the <mx:HTTPService> tag to represent an HTTPService object in an
> MXML file. When you call the HTTPService object's send() method, it makes an
> HTTP request to the specified URL, and an HTTP response is returned.
> Optionally, you can pass parameters to the specified URL. When you do not go
> through the server-based proxy service, you can use only HTTP GET or POST
> methods. However, when you set the useProxy property to true and you use the
> server-based proxy service, you can also use the HTTP HEAD, OPTIONS, TRACE,
> and DELETE methods.
> In general, unless you can get somewhere some server/proxy control, I have
> found Flex not very useful to talk to a REST like service. Some people have
> reported success by using http://code.google.com/p/as3httpclientlib/ iso the
> Flex provided stuff. Personally I have not tried that. As far as I remember
> it gets tricky as you cannot typically reuse browser managed http
> "resources" (cookies, cache, ...).
> As it might be of interest to you as well.....besides the limited HTTP verb
> support I have lost numerous hours getting HTTP headers across. That is also
> a non trivial endeavor.
> What eventually worked out best in my case is to just bite the bullet , shove
> a "proxy" in between, and use GET and POST to communicate tunneled "real"
> HTTP requests, that are then transformed and forwarded. That is still not
> perfect if you care about caching and have a need for custom headers, but at
> least most of it is working.
> I have always found it a bit ironic that a platform that started it's life as
> a toolset to develop Rich Internet Applications has such limited support for
> "the" internet standard as old as HTTP.
> Anyway, hth,
> On 20 Aug 2011, at 00:43, handitan wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just would like to get a confirmation.
> > Right now, I have to use 3rd party REST APIs in our Flex app.
> > A bunch of the REST APIs are using DELETE and PUT method.
> > As the title said, they got changed automatically to GET.
> > And from what I gather from this forum somebody said this in 2008:
> > "It's a limitation of the browser plugin API unfortunately."
> > Is this still true in Flash Player 10.3?
> > My app is still Flex 3 app with 3.5 SDK.
> > I appreciate any input.
> > Handi
> > @Alex:
> > Yes..yes..I am still using Flex 3.