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Re: Client Side API - HTTP Connections

From: Corey Wineman <cwineman@perseus.anserwv.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 11:17:45 -0500
Message-ID: <001701c08f8f$2d087c40$081d4781@anserwv.org>
To: <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Sort of. I had already been using URLConnection and HttpURLConnection for my
Http Client code. I just needed something a little lower level, which is why
I tried Jigsaw.
The main problem with URLConnection and HttpURLConnection are that
connections sometimes take a really long time to fail, sometime over 2
minutes, I think. This is really a problem with the Sockets constructor.
Another big problem was that a call to close() on the InputStream from
HttpURLConnection would sometimes refuse to work. I would call close() and
the program would block forever. I got around the problem by setting
timeouts around the code for opening and closing connections. Its not very
elegant, but it stumbles along.
I hope that either the Jigsaw Http client code is fixed in a later version
or to find the problem myself. I like the API, but the problems with losing
connections is a pain.

Does anyone know of a stand alone Http Client API that is similar to the one
in Jigsaw?


----- Original Message -----
From: "William Wang" <gotnew@yahoo.com>
To: "Corey Wineman" <cwineman@perseus.anserwv.org>
Cc: <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: Client Side API - HTTP Connections

> I had the same headache.
> So did you succeed by using URLConnection instead?
> Could you please tell me how to do it if you succeeded
> with URLConnection or fix the problem of the Jigsaw.
> Thanks a lot!
> William
Received on Monday, 5 February 2001 11:21:11 UTC

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