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From "miles zarathustra (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1201) provide basic documentation in an obvious place
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:23:23 GMT

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miles zarathustra commented on HTTPCLIENT-1201:
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I was able to find the source code in SVN, but not the site.  I looked in these places (and
thereabouts):

http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/source-repository.html
http://hc.apache.org/dev-docs.html
http://wiki.apache.org/HttpComponents/WebSite
http://www.apache.org/dev/version-control.html

N.B. the 'project sources' link on the below page takes me to API docs, NOT project sources.
http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/httpclient/index.html

I think I am giving up for today.

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.

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