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Question about Amazon web services

Friday, January 04, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I'm working with the new Amazon SimpleDB web service, and have found the docs kind of useful but as often is the case, the one piece of info you need is impossible to find. Here's what I'm looking for. Permalink to this paragraph

1. I can use their Javascript "scratchpad" app to create a URL that creates a domain. When I paste the URL into a browser window, the domain does in fact get created.  Permalink to this paragraph

2. When I try to do the same from a script, using the Unix command line curl tool, I get a response that seems to be saying (not sure) that the GET method is not supported for this web service. Here's the exact text of the error message. And here's the command I used. (The signature is obscured for obvious reasons.) Permalink to this paragraph

3. This is what a good response looks like. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Charlie Wood came up with the answer. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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