Accepts an HTTPS GET request. These are generally used when the request data is non-sensitive and the constructed URL is less than 2,000 characters. Examples of GET requests include accessing an airline's flight status, performing a Google search, and accessing a course schedule from an college website.
GET is used to request data from a specified resource. Note that the query string (name/value pairs) is sent in the URL of a GET request: /test/demo_form.php?name1=value1&name2=value2
Some notes on GET requests:
- GET requests can be cached
- GET requests remain in the browser history
- GET requests can be bookmarked
- GET requests should never be used when dealing with sensitive data
- GET requests have length restrictions
- GET requests are only used to request data (not modify)
Handler will error if a request method other than GET is used.