Delete a stand-alone forum reply programmaticallyBecause replies often have child replies associated with them, when you delete a reply from a forum, the reply is not entirely removed. Instead, if you use the HTTP DELETE command to delete the reply, the reply content is replaced with a standard message that states that the content has been removed. If you want a custom message to be displayed, use the HTTP PUT command instead.
Only the owner of a stand-alone forum can delete a forum reply from it. Deleted replies cannot be restored.
See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.
Table 1. Atom API request details
Method Resource URI Input and output representations DELETE forum reply Value of the href attribute of <link> element that has a rel="edit" attribute value for each entry in the forum replies feed. none
Note: If you want to customize the message that is displayed when the reply is deleted, use a PUT method to delete the reply instead. Be sure to provide the <category scheme="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn/flags term="deleted"> element in the entry content. See Update a forum reply for more information.
Returned HTTP headers
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Indicates that the forum reply was successfully deleted (and no content is returned).
- HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
- HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
DELETE /forums/atom/reply?replyUuid=c8979fef-0be3-4f71-b080-7926aa1c270c HTTP/1.1 Host: www.dulcinea.com Content-Type: application/atom+xml Authorization: xxx
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
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Forum reply entry content