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From Nicolas Lalevée <>
Subject Re: ant http task, fully featured, apache 2.0 licnesed released
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:48:07 GMT
Really nice work Alex. This was one of the missing ant task I wanted to get time to develop.
This looks great and I'm looking forward to actually use it. 


Le 15 mars 2011 à 12:49, Alex Sherwin a écrit :

> After years of using half baked solutions from other libraries which
> are now old, defunct or just plain don't work..  I've finally bit the
> bullet and created a nice, easy to use and unencumbered ant http task.
> It is Apache 2.0 licensed and has the following things going for it:
> Easy to use
> No third party library dependencies
> BASIC authentication support
> HTTP header support
> GET, PUT, POST, HEAD, TRACE, OPTIONS and DELETE methods supported
> Query parameters can be set via XML nodes (or in the URL of course)
> Request entity can be set in-line (e.g. <![CDATA []]> block) or through a file
> Flexible log/print options
> Flexible error checking options (you can define the expected response
> status code, and if to fail on an unexpected code)
> The build process is *not* maven dependent, which means if someone
> wants to fix/patch/extend the task they can easily check out the
> self-contained eclipse project and simply run "ant dist" to create a
> full distribution with documentation, binaries and source.
> Announcement:
> Google code project:
> -- 
> Alexander Sherwin
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