RESTfully dealing with a non-RESTful client


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I’m working with a PBX that, given a URL string with some pre-defined
fields, will invoke that URL with the fields filled in with collected
data
on certain call events.

For instance, if you give it the proper string to invoke for each new
call,
then when “Joe Bob” at “123-456-7890” calls, it will do an HTTP GET
request
on

http://example.com/new_call?cid_number=1234567890&cid_name=Joe%20Bob

Easy enough to deal with, but I was wondering: if the device will only
do
GETs (with the params in the URI), then what’s the right way to create
new
Call records RESTfully, since GETs aren’t really supposed to create new
records? Is there one?

It’s mostly curiosity. I have it working, but it’s not RESTful at all.
:slight_smile: