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27  
28  package org.apache.http.client.methods;
29  
30  import java.net.URI;
31  
32  /**
33   * HTTP DELETE method
34   * <p>
35   * The HTTP DELETE method is defined in section 9.7 of
36   * <a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt">RFC2616</a>:
37   * <blockquote>
38   * The DELETE method requests that the origin server delete the resource
39   * identified by the Request-URI. [...] The client cannot
40   * be guaranteed that the operation has been carried out, even if the
41   * status code returned from the origin server indicates that the action
42   * has been completed successfully.
43   * </blockquote>
44   *
45   * @since 4.0
46   */
47  public class HttpDelete extends HttpRequestBase {
48  
49      public final static String METHOD_NAME = "DELETE";
50  
51  
52      public HttpDelete() {
53          super();
54      }
55  
56      public HttpDelete(final URI uri) {
57          super();
58          setURI(uri);
59      }
60  
61      /**
62       * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the uri is invalid.
63       */
64      public HttpDelete(final String uri) {
65          super();
66          setURI(URI.create(uri));
67      }
68  
69      @Override
70      public String getMethod() {
71          return METHOD_NAME;
72      }
73  
74  }