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W3C libwww HTTP/1.1 test tools

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 10:19:43 -0500
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To: w3c-http@w3.org, www-lib@w3.org

As part of the HTTP/1.1 testing, here are some useful test tools. They are
all based on libwww, which is a C based Web library available from

	http://www.w3.org/Library/

Get the latest 5.1l distribution file from this address using HTTP - the
FTP area hasn't been updated yet. Then try out these testing tools that
make use of the features in libwww:

- The Mini Robot makes heavy use of persistent connections and pipelining
using GET and HEAD method calls. It is _very_ fast! More information is
available at

	http://www.w3.org/Robot/

- The command line tool can do HTTP/1.1 PUT, POST, DELETE, OPTIONS, and
TRACE. It can handle special situations like redirections on a PUT, etc.
More information is available at

	http://www.w3.org/ComLine/

- The Line Mode browser uses an HTTP/1.1 persistent cache to do 1/1 cache
validation and range requests to obtain partially cached entries. More
information is available at

	http://www.w3.org/LineMode/

All the tools (as well as libwww) are available in source code and work on
both Windows NT and Unix.

Have fun,

Henrik


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Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
http://www.w3.org/People/Frystyk
Received on Wednesday, 25 March 1998 10:19:45 GMT

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