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Re: libwww blocked

From: Irene Vatton <vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 14:19:25 +0100
To: "Regis Boudin" <regis@boudin.name>
Cc: "Urs Holzer" <urs@andonyar.com>, www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <200801021419.25933.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Wednesday 02 January 2008 13:13, Regis Boudin wrote:
> On Wed, January 2, 2008 11:02, Urs Holzer wrote:
> > They want to prevent bots from harvesting email adresses and flooding
> > publicly editable resoures such as wiki sites. Perhaps the people who
> > write those bots use libwww (because it is really easy to use) and
> > don't care about the user agent header.
>
> Actually, wouldn't it be better to try and move away from libwww ? It
> looks pretty much unmaintained upstream, with the last official release
> over 5 years old and the last CVS commit 13 months ago.
>
> >From a Debian perspective, only 4 packages still use libwww, and its
>
> current maintainer announced his intention to ask for removal from the
> archive. His advice is to switch to libcurl, which seems to provide a much
> nicer to use API and is actively maintained. Obviously I am willing to do
> some work on this and provide patches. I might do it anyway for the debian
> package...
>
> Any comment ?

Oh yes, it will be great if we can move to libcurl.

>
> Regis

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Irène Vatton @ INRIA Rhône-Alpes
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