.net – RESTful WCF service returns “endpoint not found” error on POST operations

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I've built a WCF service that's exposed both through SOAP and RESTfully. All SOAP actions work as advertised. GETS/PUTS do as well, but when I try to do a POST to an action in my service, I get the following error returned:

"Endpoint not found"

IPersonEditServiceContract snippet:

[OperationContract]
[WebInvoke(Method="POST", 
   UriTemplate="/persons", 
   RequestFormat=WebMessageFormat.Xml, 
   ResponseFormat=WebMessageFormat.Xml)]
SavePersonResponse SavePerson(SavePersonRequest request);


[OperationContract]
WebGet(UriTemplate = "/persons/{personId}",
   ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Xml,
   BodyStyle = WebMessageBodyStyle.Bare,
   RequestFormat = WebMessageFormat.Xml)]
Person GetClaimantById(string personId);

Service is configured this way:

<behaviors>
   <endpointBehaviors>
    <behavior name="restBehavior">
     <webHttp />
    </behavior>
   </endpointBehaviors>
</behaviors>
<services>
  <service>
    <endpoint address="" binding="basicHttpBinding" 
        name="DefaultEndpoint"
        bindingNamespace="http://mycompany.com/ServiceContracts"
        contract="IPersonEditServiceContract" />
     <endpoint 
         address="rest" binding="webHttpBinding"
         name="RESTEndpoint" 
         bindingNamespace="http://mycompany.com/ServiceContracts"
         contract="IPersonEditServiceContract" 
         behaviorConfiguration="restBehavior"/>
  </service>
</services>

Since I can do other RESTful operations against the same endpoint, I'm not entirely sure why it gives me that semi-helpful error.

Ideas?

Best Solution

I would think WCF is giving the error because it really can't find the endpoint. Are you hitting it using POST to the right URL under /rest? Try Fiddler to create POST call.