Consuming HTTP Services in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Consuming RESTful HTTP services
Lecture: Concept: Deleting a post with requests
0:01 It probably won't surprise you to hear that to delete a blog post
0:04 we are going to issue an http request to the blog post url with the delete verb.
0:10 So this is a very simple request, we are just going to say delete/api/blog/id
0:14 and the response is not going to be any data just 202 that worked.
0:19 In code, again, this is probably the simplest of the 4 operations that we're doing,
0:24 with working with data here, including get.
0:27 So we come up with the url, api/blog/post id
0:31 and then we're going to issue an http request with a delete verb
0:35 and we're just going to issue it straight to that url, nothing else is required,
0:39 and all that is left is to determine did that work, or did it not work,
0:42 so in our case, the right response code, or the expected response code is 202
0:46 from the server, you may also want to be on the lookout for 200s
0:50 if whoever wrote the API is not super careful about status codes,
0:53 or 204 is another reasonable response code that could mean success,
0:57 it's unlikely this will vary over time for particular API,
1:01 it's just that they may have made a different choice than 202.
1:04 So you want to check here and then if you get pass that, that post should be deleted.