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Committed new simpler support for adding HTTP headers to requests

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:37:14 -0500
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As a result of our previous discussions on how to add header fields to HTTP 
requests, I have added a simpler mechanism than what was currently there. 
This means that there now are three ways to add HTTP headers to libwww:

1. A simple association list 
2. A stream oriented approach where the stream (called a generator) has 
direct access to the outgoing stream. That it, it can add any header it likes. 
3. HTTP extension mechanism which is a much better way for handling extensions.

Number 3 is the preferred but it is not fully implemented yet so please be 
patient (or help ;). See


for details.

At the same time I made the documentation on the request object more up-to-date:


You can get the diffs at


Description for how to recompile are at


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Friday, 19 March 1999 09:37:16 UTC

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