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Delete a todo item in the application

How to complete the challenge DELETE /todos/id (200) to successfully delete a todo item in the application.

DELETE /todos/id (200)

Issue a DELETE request to successfully delete a todo

  • DELETE request will delete a todo if the provided id exists /todos/id end point
    • e.g. DELETE /todos/3 to delete the todo with id==3
  • 200 is an success code, in this case it means the todo was deleted
  • The body of the message is empty
  • add the X-CHALLENGER header

Basic Instructions

  • Issue a DELETE request to end point "/todos/id"
    • where id is replaced with the id of an existing todo
      • if you don't know any then a GET /todos would show a list of todos, or you could POST /todos to create one.
    • e.g using endpoint
      • http://apichallenges.eviltester.com/todos/id
  • The request should have an X-CHALLENGER header to track challenge completion
  • The response status code should be 200 when all the details are valid and the todo exists.
  • To double check that the todo item was deleted, then you could issue a GET request on the todo directly and receive a 404 or issue a GET request on /todos and check it is not in the list of todos.

Example Request

> DELETE /todos/62 HTTP/1.1
> Host: apichallenges.eviltester.com
> User-Agent: rest-client
> X-CHALLENGER: x-challenger-guid
> Accept: */*

Example Response

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Connection: close
< Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:25:53 GMT
< Content-Type: application/json
< X-Challenger: x-challenger-guid
< Server: Jetty(9.4.z-SNAPSHOT)
< Via: 1.1 vegur

Overview Video

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