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Re: Help with HTLoadAbsolute...

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 15:14:39 -0400
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <37879B9F.D307CCEE@w3.org>
To: Marco Ariano <marco.ariano@pipercreek.com>

Marco Ariano wrote:
> I'm building a GUI-less client using the newPreemptiveClient.  The
> client needs to talk SSL.  I have code that works if I use HTLoadToFile
> to fetch the URL but that breaks if I use HTLoadAbsolute instead.  Given
> that HTLoadToFile ends up calling HTLoadAbsolute, I'm a bit confused.
> What HTLoadAbsolute seems to be doing is reading one chunk and then
> quitting.  (I'm talking to a 1.1 server over SSL)  Does anyone have any
> suggestions as to where I should be looking for the problem?  I have a
> sneaking suspicion it has to do with the stream stack that's setup but
> since I really don't know what's going on that may be a red herring.
> As usual, I have to say that I still haven't developed enough of a
> mental model of the mechanics to really understand things.

I think the problem may be that you are using preemptive sockets - as
far as I recall, SSL can go back and forth in some states and may
require that you use an eventloop as shown in the secureget sample app.

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