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14. Interacting with Other Web Servers Using HTTP

Chapter 14. Interacting with Other Web Servers Using HTTP

One of ColdFusion’s most powerful features is its ability to interact with other web servers via the cfhttp tag. cfhttp allows a ColdFusion application to perform standard HTTP operations (Delete, Get, Head, Options, Post, Put, and Trace) on remote servers. Using cfhttp, you can perform a wide range of functions, such as retrieving text and binary files, reading the contents of delimited text files into query objects, and posting information such as form-field data or XML to forms and applications on remote servers. Some of the more common uses include generating static HTML pages from dynamic data, gathering content such as news articles and press releases from remote sites, automatic form submissions, and intelligent agents capable of interacting with remote services such as stock quote and news feeds. For example, you can use


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