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From: Martin Ostrowski <Martin.Ostrowski@bov.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 14:52:57 +0200
Message-ID: <70F54DBD18DED2119116009027307B237A45EB@EBMC02>
To: "'Fox One'" <rockman66_1999@yahoo.com>, Libwww-List <www-lib@w3.org>

as far as i know, you don't need the event-loop for starting
a GET.
Perhaps this is a workaround :-)

Martin Ostrowski

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Fox One [mailto:rockman66_1999@yahoo.com]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2000 14:37
An: Libwww-List
Betreff: mget from disk

Hello. I've modified libwww/Library/examples/mget.c
so that it can get files from disk, and I've noticed
a peculiarity. 

When I use mget to download a web page from the
network, everything works as it should. However, 
when I try to load a file from disk, the first
load seems to work, but then libwww seems to get
hung up in its event loop. 

The terminate handler is never called, and I must
eventually hit Control-C. 

When I do hit the break key, gdb says that
processing stopped in the select() function. 
Is this a bug in my program, in the library, 
or just a misuse of features?

I'm using Linux(elf). 

Here is my modified mget.c:

**      @(#) $Id: mget.c,v 1.2 2000/07/20 02:45:29 appman Exp $
**      More libwww samples can be found at
**      Copyright © 1995-1998 World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts
**      Institute of Technology, Institut National de Recherche en
**      Informatique et en Automatique, Keio University). All Rights
**      Reserved. This program is distributed under the W3C's Software
**      Intellectual Property License. This program is distributed in
the hope
**      that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even
**      PURPOSE. See W3C License http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/
for more
**      details.
**      Sample showing how fire off many GET requests and then enter
the event loop
**      This does only work on GET and HEAD methods as other methods
can't be
**      pipelined this way. If issuing lots of POST requests, for
example, then
**      use the HTTP_setConnectionMode(HTTP_11_NO_PIPELINING) function

#include "WWWLib.h"
#include "WWWInit.h"

#define MAX_COUNT       1024

PRIVATE int remaining = 0;

/* ----------------------------------------------------------------- */

PRIVATE int printer (const char * fmt, va_list pArgs)
    return (vfprintf(stdout, fmt, pArgs));

PRIVATE int tracer (const char * fmt, va_list pArgs)
    return (vfprintf(stderr, fmt, pArgs));

PRIVATE int terminate_handler (HTRequest * request, HTResponse *
                               void * param, int status) 
    HTChunk * chunk = (HTChunk *) HTRequest_context(request);

    /* Check for status */
    HTPrint("Load %d resulted in status %d\n", remaining, status);

#if 0
    if (status == HT_LOADED && chunk && HTChunk_data(chunk))
        HTPrint("%s", HTChunk_data(chunk));

    /* Remember to delete our chunk of data */
    if (chunk) HTChunk_delete(chunk);
    /* We are done with this request */

    if (--remaining <= 0) {

        /* Terminate libwww */


    return HT_OK;

int main (int argc, char ** argv)
    HTRequest * request = NULL;
        char * local_addr = NULL;
    char * addr = NULL;
    int max_cnt = 0;
    BOOL status = YES;
    const char * cwd = 0;

    /* Create a new premptive client */
    HTProfile_newNoCacheClient("libwww-MGET", "1.0");

    /* Need our own trace and print functions */

    /* Add our own filter to handle termination */
    HTNet_addAfter(terminate_handler, NULL, NULL, HT_ALL,

    /* Turn on tracing */
#if 0

    /* Handle command line args */
    if (argc >= 3) {
        max_cnt = atoi(argv[2]);

                Below is my modification. It should allow
                disk files to be loaded as well as Internet
                web pages. 
#if 0
        addr = argv[1];
        cwd = HTGetCurrentDirectoryURL ();
        addr = HTParse (argv[1], cwd, PARSE_ALL);

        if (max_cnt<0 || max_cnt>MAX_COUNT) max_cnt=1;
        remaining = max_cnt;
    } else {
        HTPrint("Type the URI of the destination you want to GET and
the number of times you want to get it\n");
        HTPrint("\t%s <destination> <count>\n", argv[0]);
        HTPrint("For example, %s http://www.w3.org 2\n", argv[0]);
        return -1;

    if (addr && *addr) {
        HTChunk * chunk;
        int cnt = 0;

        /* We don't wany any progress notification or other user stuff

        /* Now issue the requests */
        HTPrint("Issuing %d GET request(s) on `%s\'\n", max_cnt, addr);

        for (cnt=0; cnt<max_cnt; cnt++) {

            /* Create a request */
            request = HTRequest_new();

            /* Set the output format to source */
            HTRequest_setOutputFormat(request, WWW_SOURCE);

            /* Now start the load */
            if ((chunk = HTLoadToChunk(addr, request)) == NULL) {
                status = NO;
            } else
                HTRequest_setContext(request, chunk);

        /* Go into the event loop... */
        if (status) HTEventList_loop(request);


    return 0;

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