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NAME

HTTP::Message - Class encapsulating HTTP messages

DESCRIPTION

A HTTP::Message object contains some headers and a content (body). The class is used as a pure virtual base class for HTTP::Request and HTTP::Response.

METHODS

$mess = new HTTP::Message

Object constructor. It should normally only be called internally by this library. External code should construct HTTP::Request or HTTP::Response objects.

$mess->clone()

Returns a copy of the object.

$mess->content([$content])

$mess->add_content($data)

These methods manages the content of the message. The content() method sets the content if an argument is given. If no argument is given the content is not touched. In either case the previous content is returned.

The add_content() methods appends data to the content.

$mess->header($field [, $val]))

$mess->push_header($field, $val)

$mess->remove_header($field)

$mess->headers_as_string([$endl])

These methods provide easy access to the fields for the request header.

All unknown HTTP::Message methods are delegated to the HTTP::Headers object that is part of every message. This allows convenient access to these methods. Refer to HTTP::Headers for details.