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For PUT or DELETE requests, returns the body of the request. For POST requests, returns the body of the request if it is not of content-type application/x-www-form-urlencoded.

Returns the empty sequence if it is not called from an application server.

$format The format ("xml", "json", "text", or "binary") to interpret the body as. If not supplied, the format associated with the content-type header in mimetypes.xml is used. If no content-type header exists, the default format is "binary".

Usage Notes

If the content-type of the POST body is application/x-www-form-urlencoded, it is not available here, but instead is available in its decoded form through xdmp:get-request-field-names() and xdmp:get-request-field().

If there is no content-type header in the request, then the request body defaults to application/x-www-form-urlencoded, and therefore xdmp:get-request-body will return the empty sequence. If you want to read the request body, then the POST must include a content-type header.

You can use this function to process certain types of web service SOAP requests with MarkLogic Server.

The output of an xdmp:get-request-body call is typically a document node, so if you want to get the contents of the POST, you should add a /node() XPath step to the output. The contents of the document node could be a text node, an element node, or a binary node.


=> "Contents of POST body."

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