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From Samuel Cheung <>
Subject RE: HTTP Clients Vs URL class
Date Wed, 01 May 2002 00:32:52 GMT
Thanks. Does HTTPClient currently support HTTP Persistent Connection?
Caching? File Compression?

Thanks again.
-----Original Message-----
From: Waldhoff, Rodney []
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:10 PM
To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List'
Subject: RE: HTTP Clients Vs URL class

> One think I know is HTTP Clients supports Cookie. What are other

HTTP Client provides significantly more wire-level control over the HTTP
transaction. If you just want to grab content from some URL, then the* package may suffice. If you're writing an HTTP client (like
Slide, or Latka, or a SOAP client, etc.) and you begin to have an opinion
about how the transactions are handled, what information gets sent, etc.,
you quickly run into the limitations of the package.

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