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Recommendation of wwwlib library

From: <John.Brooking@NA.SAPPI.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 14:58:51 -0400
Message-ID: <471E425A0BB6D211972C00105AC954240217D28C@SOPORTLAND.sappi-na.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org

Hello, list,

   I've downloaded the library for use with MS Visual C++, but haven't done
much with it yet. I've been on this list for a few weeks and must admit that
having only heard the problems talked about, it's hard to get a sense of
what the success rate is for the rest of you, and thus how this library
rates for overall reliablity as well as ease of use (maybe two different
things?). I'd love to hear any "testamonials" as well as hints for using it,
especially for a somewhat rusty C programmer in a Windows environment with
only a year or two's experience as a web developer. Replies to me privately
are fine.

   To give you more of idea of what we are trying to do, our task is simply
to process text files and post each line to a URL, receiving an HTML
response consisting of "OK" or an error message, in an intranet environment.
This ought to be pretty straight-forward.

   I've also been learning Perl for about a year now, and actually have
already successfully created a Perl version using the LWP::UserAgent and
HTTP::* modules. I must say, it seemed quite simple compared to what I've
seen of this library so far, but that could be just the difference in what
the languages require, and in my level of understanding. (We are still
hoping to convert to a C program anyway to take advantage of some other
functionality that has already coded here in C.) If anyone has some
experience with both wwwLib and these Perl modules, a comparison would be
very enlightening!

   Thanks in advance.

- John Brooking
Web Developer, Sappi Fine Paper North America
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