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Re: Event loop confusion

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 15:57:56 -0500
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To: Jim_Ravan@avid.com, www-lib@w3.org
At 13:05 12/1/98 -0500, Jim_Ravan@avid.com wrote:
>I'm new to libwww and I don't understand event loops. When do I need one?
>If i don't want to use one, how do I go about isuing a request (GET, PUT,
>POST...) in a normal non-blocking client without using an event loop?

You can't do PUT and POSTs without an event loop - the reason being the
differences between HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1. However, using the eventloop is
not hard - try and look atthe sample apps described at


for example the POST sample uses the default libwww event loop.


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 1 December 1998 15:58:00 UTC

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