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Re: New to libwww

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:10:32 -0400
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <370B5948.40A49E0D@w3.org>
To: amagrude <amagrude@kesmai.com>

amagrude wrote:

> 1. Resumable
> 2. Bandwidth throttling
> 3. HTTP 1.1 Client and Server (C/C++ only)
> My question to y'all is:  am I in the right place?  Resumability looks
> pretty straightforward and the HTTP 1.1 Client is a no-brainer.  I've
> started to dig into the design to see how to do bandwidth throttling, but I
> haven't found a good place to hang my hat yet.  Any suggestions would be
> very helpful.

What do you mean by bandwidth throttling?
> But it is the HTTP server piece that I am most concerned about.  I've dug up
> a copy of MiniServ from libwww 4.1b5 and will start working with it.  For
> this specific project I need to be able to push and files between HTTP
> clients and Apache web servers and in between my various processes on
> different hosts directly.  Given that I have a hard and fast requirement to
> use only C/C++ (it's for a boxed computer game...) I at a loss as to how to
> proceed.  When I discovered libwww I was excited because it is both a client
> and a server in the same bundle of C code (code size is also an issue.)  But
> further research has lead me to the fact that MiniServ is broken and maybe
> the HTTP server piece in general.  My question is how and where is it broken
> and what will it take to fix it?  Also, guidance on what exactly changed,
> from an API perspective, between libwww 4.x and libwww 5.2.x to help with
> the porting of MiniServ would be helpful.

The miniserver was really just an experiment and as you say is broken
badly now. Although you can use the libwww for handling parts of a
server (the old CERN server used the file access module, for example),
it is an entirely different affair implementing the whole server in
libwww. This is not something that I have in mind doing.

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 1999 09:10:38 UTC

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