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Re: Http request high cpu

From: Girish S <girishpage@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 02:31:51 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20041130103151.99916.qmail@web52805.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Akritidis Xristoforos <cakrit@hol.net>, Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no>
Cc: www-lib@w3.org

I also switched to libcurl only after learning that
Libwww does not re-use session and connections for
HTTPS
Another prime reason was that Libwww does not support
multi-threading and I had to do a lot to work-around
it.



--- Akritidis Xristoforos <cakrit@hol.net> wrote:

> > libwww is a unique library.  But it hasn't been
> maintained by anybody
> > for two years, and that's starting to show.
> 
> 
> I devoted a full man-month trying to understand
> libwww, 
> writing a function of intermediate complexity 
> (supporting post requests, xml parsing,
> authentication etc.)
> and figuring out that the problems I encountered
> were due to libwww and not my code.
> 
> I switched to libcurl, rewrote the same code in a
> week and haven't
> looked back. 
> Perhaps this library has some features that libcurl
> doesn't, though I
> didn't have to use them for my needs. 
> However, for libwww to survive, someone has to focus
> on these features
> and let libcurl do the rest.
> Personally, I can't find any reason to suggest
> libwww to anyone.
> 
> Christopher Akritides
> Hellas On Line, Greece
>   
> 
> 


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