[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #37503: Request API doesn't pass through custom methods

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Thu Jul 28 20:17:10 UTC 2016

#37503: Request API doesn't pass through custom methods
 Reporter:  Ipstenu       |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  HTTP API      |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 Passing custom methods through wp_remote_request is defaulting to GET
 instead of whatever the method actually is.

 This code:

 $response = wp_remote_request($purgeme, array('method' => 'PURGE',
 'headers' => array( 'host' => $p['host'], 'X-Purge-Method' =>
 $varnish_x_purgemethod ) ) );

 Would output a GET instead of a PURGE for example. It's a method used by
 quite a lot of Varnish related plugins and would break caching for them.
 Or rather, it would make caching stop flushing. (There's a saving water in
 California joke in there somewhere.)

 Thanks to @ocean90 for pointing out that this:


 was missing the defaults found here:


 Attached is a patch that adds a default back. If I use a method of PURGE,
 PURGE is sent. If I do not specify a method, GET is sent.

 Looking at it, perhaps lines 336-342 could be removed, as that is the same
 as the default?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/37503>
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