hc-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "miles zarathustra (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1201) provide basic documentation in an obvious place
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:18:24 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1201?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13288865#comment-13288865
] 

miles zarathustra commented on HTTPCLIENT-1201:
-----------------------------------------------

OK, so I do this:
$ svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/src/site/ 
...

$ mvn site
...
and I get this:

[ERROR] BUILD ERROR
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Cannot execute mojo: site. It requires a project with an existing pom.xml, but the
build is not using one.
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am neither a maven nor a svn expert, so I'm somewhat at a loss.

Once I get this to build, I should be able to create some patches.

Also, I appreciate the mention of the fluent facade. It might be worth mentioning along with
the links to the 'quick start.'  After all, the ability to create links to documentation was
the whole reason that the WWW was invented.

Thanks,
  -= miles =-




                
> provide basic documentation in an obvious place
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1201
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1201
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions: 4.2 Final
>            Reporter: miles zarathustra
>
> The only documentation obviously linked from the main HttpClient page is the "tutorial."
 This "tutorial" talks about a lot of esoteric arcane junk I don't care about, but gives no
clue on how to send parameters via a basic post.  For that, I have to go here: 
> http://wiki.apache.org/HttpComponents/QuickStart
> It's very difficult to find, and it's a lot easier to google examples that don't work.
 I wound up trying 4 different purported solutions before I found this one that works. If
you look around the web you'll notice that people generally find the httpclient documentation
frustrating.  I have colleagues who argue that it would be easier to just write the post logic
from scratch than figure out how the silly apache stuff works, and it's difficult for me to
contradict them.
> It would be SO easy to improve the situation by making links to already available examples
of the basic operations in an obvious place.
> The FAQ that explains some things about WHY the posts work in the totally non-intuitive
way that they do would be nice also.
> Thanks.

--
This message is automatically generated by JIRA.
If you think it was sent incorrectly, please contact your JIRA administrators: https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ContactAdministrators!default.jspa
For more information on JIRA, see: http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira

        

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@hc.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@hc.apache.org


Mime
View raw message