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From Jeffrey Dever <jsde...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: Not giving ourselves enough credit on the home page
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2003 02:12:40 GMT
All good points.  I had not yet had a chance to update those documents. 
 Its great to have input from everyone as the content is the hardest part.

I created a bug report for it and am refrencing back to this mail thread.

BTW: anyone can submit patches to the xdocs as well as the java files!


Eric Johnson wrote:

> Based on the recent URI discussion, and some other points, it strikes 
> me that we could take a little more credit for the work that has gone 
> into HttpClient.
> On the HttpClient home page 
> (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/index.html) four RFCs 
> are listed.
> Given all the discussion about URIs being thrown around, I think it 
> might be reasonable to add RFC 2396 - for URI compliance.  Then there 
> is RFC 1867, for multipart/form-data POST requests (I think I got the 
> right number there).  Are there RFCs corresponding to our "cookie" 
> compliance? Any other RFCs we can claim credit for conforming to?
> With the recent "Protocol" changes, I think we've made it relatively 
> straightforward for clients of HttpClient to plug in their own secure 
> sockets implementations, making it easier to use third party, non-Sun 
> solutions.
> Someone posted recently that HttpClient appears to be faster than the 
> corresponding Sun solution.
> Any other up-sides that people can think of?  To push adoption of 
> HttpClient, I think we want to get as much up on this page as we can. 
> Not to mention, the next time my boss comes and asks me exactly why 
> I've been sinking time into HttpClient, I can point to this page, and 
> ask "what's not to like?"
> Just a thought.
> -Eric.
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