I've had a new found interest in building a small, efficient web server in C and have had some trouble parsing POST methods from the HTTP Header. Would anyone have any advice as to how to handle retrieving the name/value pairs from the "posted" data?
POST /test HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Cookie: __utma=43166241.217413299.1220726314.1221171690.1221200181.16; __utmz=43166241.1220726314.1.1.utmccn=(direct)|utmcsr=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)
You can retrieve the name/value pairs by searching for newline newline or more specifically \r\n\r\n (after this, the body of the message will start).
Then you can simply split the list by the &, and then split each of those returned strings between the = for name/value pairs.
See the HTTP 1.1 RFC.