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httpclient - HTTP accessing library. Copyright (C) 2000-2011 NAKAMURA, Hiroshi nahi@ruby-lang.org.

'httpclient' gives something like the functionality of libwww-perl (LWP) in Ruby. 'httpclient' formerly known as 'http-access2'.

See API Doc for documentation.

Features

  • methods like GET/HEAD/POST/* via HTTP/1.1.
  • HTTPS(SSL), Cookies, proxy, authentication(Digest, NTLM, Basic), etc.
  • asynchronous HTTP request, streaming HTTP request.

  • by contrast with net/http in standard distribution;

    • Cookies support
    • MT-safe
    • streaming POST (POST with File/IO)
    • Digest auth
    • Negotiate/NTLM auth for WWW-Authenticate (requires net/htlm module; rubyntlm gem)
    • NTLM auth for Proxy-Authenticate (requires 'win32/sspi' module; rubysspi gem)
    • extensible with filter interface
    • you don't have to care HTTP/1.1 persistent connection (httpclient cares instead of you)
  • Not supported now

    • Cache
    • Rather advanced HTTP/1.1 usage such as Range, deflate, etc. (of course you can set it in header by yourself)

Author

License

This program is copyrighted free software by NAKAMURA, Hiroshi. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms of Ruby's license; either the dual license version in 2003, or any later version.

httpclient/session.rb is based on http-access.rb in http-access/0.0.4. Some part of code in http-access.rb was recycled in http-access2.rb. Those part is copyrighted by Maehashi-san who made and distributed http-access/0.0.4. Many thanks to Maehashi-san.

Install

Gem

You can install httpclient with rubygems.

  % gem install httpclient

Package

You can install httpclient with the bundled installer script.

  $ ruby install.rb

It will install lib/* to your site_ruby directory such as /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/.

For uninstall, delete installed files from your site_ruby directory.

Usage

See API Doc for documentation. You can also check sample/howto.rb how to use APIs.

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Bug report or Feature request

If you have any problem, please file a ticket at "http://github.com/nahi/httpclient/issues":http://github.com/nahi/httpclient/issues

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