decode_packet for the body

Joel Reymont <>
Thu May 28 16:38:17 CEST 2009


Suppose I repeatedly ran erlang:decode_packet until it returned  
http_eoh (end of headers). I get something like this after  
accumulating the results.

    {[{http_header,42,'Content-Type',undefined,
                   <<"application/x-www-form-urlencoded">>},
      {http_header,38,'Content-Length',undefined,<<"55">>},
      {http_header,8,'Accept',undefined,<<"*/*">>},
      {http_header,14,'Host',undefined,<<"localhost:8081">>},
      {http_header,24,'User-Agent',undefined,
                   <<"curl/7.19.4 (i386-apple-darwin9.7.0) libcurl/ 
7.19.4 zlib/1.2.3">>},
      {http_request,'POST',{abs_path,<<"/publish">>},{1,1}}],
     %% body that I still need to decode!
     <<"topic=events&event=test_event&data=%7b\"word\":\"hello\"%7d">>}

Notice that the body of the POST is x-www-form-urlencoded.

Is there a built-in function somewhere to split the body into fields  
and values?

	Thanks, Joel

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