Openhab2 HTTP binding

Is there any documentation on the HTTP binding in openhab2? I can only find info for version 1. I have set up the http.cfg file to grab xml data from Weather underground:
I set up several items in the demo.items file with no success. I have no idea where to start and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Hey @cbaxter,
I’ve run into similar troubles. Seems there is some glitch with http binding running under openhab 2. I was unable to execute even basic query due to parsing “errors”. For some reason binding configuration is not properly passed to binding provider

2016-06-19 15:42:25.336 [INFO ] org.eclipse.smarthome.model.core.internal.ModelRepositoryImpl:110 - Refreshing model 'demo.items'
2016-06-19 15:42:29.565 [WARN ] org.openhab.binding.http.internal.HttpGenericBindingProvider:116 - bindingConfig is NULL (item=Air_Flow (Type=NumberItem, State=Uninitialized)) -> process bindingConfig aborted!

While configuration is as simple as it could be:
Number Air_Flow "Air temperature [%.1f] °C" <temperature> (Ventilation) { http="<[<AI0>.*(\d+\.\d+).*</AI0>)]" }

I think workaround for now is to use exec binding with script which calls wget/curl. Update - exec suffers from same issue.

Did you install the extension “HTTP Binding” and activated “Javascript Transformation”? Sorry for being stupid, but I had not and it took me some time :slight_smile:

Some news about that? HTTPBinding works? I’am tring but it seems not working yet …

@njogu : Yes the HTTP binding is working with OH2.
At least at home :wink: with several different URLs

For me it works great too with OH2. Using it for Hue motion sensors without problems.

I installed HTTB Binding but i don’t see anythings on my Configuration-Binding …

You have to manually edit conf/services/http.cfg until this PR is merged and included in a build.

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what goes in http.cfg ?? just touch it?

What are the allowed http methods for the OH2 HTTP binding? The documentation mentions POST, but not any others. Are GET and PUT supported?