I tried to implement an async task each time a node is inserted by sending by POST the json_encoded node object to my processing url.

I might be completely stupid but it seems that the httprl module is not sending any data by POST unfortunately :(
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* @param array $options
*   (optional) An array that can have one or more of the following elements:
*   - headers: An array containing request headers to send as name/value pairs.
*     Some of the more useful headers:
*     - For POST: 'Content-Type' => 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded',

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Status:Active» Closed (fixed)

You have to implement the right Content-type header :

$options = array(
'method' => 'POST',
'headers' => array('Content-Type' => 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'),
'data' => 'yourdata=goeshere',
);

Category:bug» feature
Status:Closed (fixed)» Active

This brings up an interesting thing though... if the method is set to POST and data is not empty and Content-Type is not set, should I auto set the Content-Type to application/x-www-form-urlencoded? The use cases where this is not what one wants is slim.

Status:Active» Needs review
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It could have saved me from loosing precious time so I would say it is definitely a good line to add to the code ;)
Patch attached

I was thinking of something more along the line of this patch.

Status:Needs review» Fixed

This patch has been committed.

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

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