I'm having the strangest issue right now with google app engine. I'm sending a POST request from iOS and google app engine instead invokes the GET handler.
I've sandboxed this one situation for testing and can't get it figured out. I have an iOS app that just sends a request. And I've commented out everything on GAE except for the service. The service only logs a parameter and returns.
The iOS app I've tried using two different ways of sending the request. Neither works.
NSURL * url = [NSURL URLWithString:@"http://beermonster-gngrwzrd.appspot.com/TestParameter"];
ASIFormDataRequest * _fdrequest = [[ASIFormDataRequest alloc] initWithURL:url];
[_fdrequest setPostValue:@"hello" forKey:@"testkey"];
NSURL * __url = [NSURL URLWithString:@"http://beermonster-gngrwzrd.appspot.com/TestParameter"];
NSMutableURLRequest * __request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:__url];
NSString * post = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"testkey=hello"];
[__request setHTTPBody:[post dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
[NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:__request returningResponse:nil error:nil];
My App engine handler:
The output in the GAE logs shows the "get" code path which isn't correct.
Any ideas why POST requests would come into GAE as a GET? Is there some configuration in GAE that I missed?
Check the entry in app.yaml for the script that handles "/TestParameter". Does it specify "secure: always"? If it does and you make a non-secure connection you will get a 302 redirecting to the secure version.
To fix this either make your post over HTTPS or remove "secure: always" from the entry in app.yaml.
From what I can tell if you want to send POST requests to GAE. Make sure you do it on https. If you make the request on a non-https attempt, it sends back a 302 redirect to the https version of the request. But if whatever you're using to send the request doesn't correctly handle 302's it might resend the request incorrectly.