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I am working on a program that sends a request to a url using standalone java. The code below works, but I don't want a bufferedReader object back, all i want to do is make the connection to the url and add "name=ryan&age=28" or whatever i may need to tail end of the URL. I know i could add the name and age logic to the url creation, but i would really like to find out how to use the DataOutputStream to do this.

Any help ? Thanks

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There are two HTTP methods to make requests: GET and POST.

With GET, the parameters are appended to the URL, after a ? and separated by &. So if you want do this with a GET request, you would have to change the URL to:

With a POST request, you send the data in the request body, which is what you seem to want to do. Here is an example of how to do a POST from Java:
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