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Libwww Release 5.1m available from CVS

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 10:09:13 -0400
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To: www-lib@w3.org

Along with the recent release 5.1m of the W3C C based libwww [1] sample
library, W3C is emphasizing its commitment to easy, unconstrained access to
sample code for the Web community by providing DIRECT READ ACCESS to the
libwww CVS source code repository [2] and all its sample applications:

The libwww Mini Robot [3]	A very fast Web walker showing how to use
				libwww for building robots. Supports SQL
				logging, regular expressions, and much more 

The Win32 Web Commander [4]	Windows 95/NT GUI PUT tool where you can
				control metadata like type, language, etc. 

Command Line Tool [5]	This application which shows how to use
				libwww for building simple batch mode tools
				for accessing the Web. Can be used to do
				PUT, POST, DELETE and much more 

Line Mode Browser [6]	The Line Mode Browser is a character-based
				Web browser developed for use on terminals.
				It is an example of a client application
				using the libwww. 

A PICS Client Library [7] 	Useful for writing PICS enabled clients 

Although the libwww code has been freely available to everybody since the
early days of 1991, W3C hope that this much more direct read access to the
code base will spur new development and feedback in the Web community.

In other words, we need *YOU* to help developing libwww and to fix bugs!

If you are interested in helping then sign up by sending a mail to this
list explaining what you are already or will be working on and I will add
you to the list [8]. I am looking for people who would like to help
maintaining the sample applications as well as core modules like HTTP, FTP,
etc. Of course, new sample applications are also welcome!

When providing code for libwww, please make sure that you follow the code
style guide lines [9] - remember this is a collaborative effort and hence
rules are very important!

The purpose of Libwww is to provide a sample implementation of HTTP and
other Internet protocols and to serve as a testbed for protocol
experiments. As such it has been essential in the design and implementation
of the HTTP/1.1 specification as well as the HTTP-NG project.

The forum for discussion is THIS LIST!


[1] http://www.w3.org/Library/
[2] http://www.w3.org/Library/cvs.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/Robot/
[4] http://www.w3.org/WinCom/
[5] http://www.w3.org/ComLine/
[6] http://www.w3.org/LineMode/
[7] http://www.w3.org/PICS-client/
[8] http://www.w3.org/Library/Collaborators.html
[9] http://www.w3.org/Library/User/Style/

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 1 June 1998 10:08:52 UTC

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