According to the HTTP/1.1 Spec:
POST method is used to request that the origin server accept the entity enclosed in the request as a new subordinate of the resource identified by the
Request-URI in the
In other words,
POST is used to create.
PUT method requests that the enclosed entity be stored under the supplied
Request-URI. If the
Request-URI refers to an already existing resource, the enclosed entity SHOULD be considered as a modified version of the one residing on the origin server. If the
Request-URI does not point to an existing resource, and that URI is capable of being defined as a new resource by the requesting user agent, the origin server can create the resource with that URI."
PUT is used to create or update.
So, which one should be used to create a resource? Or one needs to support both?