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When can you call HTHost_killPipe?

From: Michael Saunders <michael@amtec.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 17:19:36 -0700
Message-ID: <375DB318.9021AAA@amtec.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
The documentation HTReq.html documentation indicates that if I want to kill all
requests I MUST use HTHost_killPipe. Currently my application checks for detects
that the user wants to cancel the request while in the progress dialog callback.
When I issue the HTHost_killPipe from within that callback it causes a
segmentation fault "HTReader.c":201 within the HTReader_read function after
returning from the call to my progress dialog callback. It appears that I am not
allowed to call HTHost_killPipe from my callback because it pulls the rug out
from under the library.

My questions are:

	1) From which callbacks should I be calling HTHost_killPipe to cancel
	   a request that will not causing the library to perform a segmentation
	   fault? Timer callbacks, progress callbacks, error callbacks, etc?

	2) What steps should I perform to kill requests and still have the
	   library in a sane state for subsequent requests at a later time?	   

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