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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HttpClient as java.net.URLConnection
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:53:18 GMT
On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 04:36 -0700, Juergen Weber wrote:
> >> It's just my guess that HttpURLConnection is a commonly used class, so it
> >> would offer itself to be replaced by another, better implementation.
> >
> > Yes, it is used a lot, but the API is very limited.
> > Replacing the implementation won't fix the API.
> Limited it might be, but I guess HttpURLConnection is the defacto HTTP
> Client for Java (java HttpURLConnection gives 385.000 hits on google).
> If HttpClient would provide a HttpURLConnection compatible implementation, 
> HttpClient could advertise with "Just plug in our HCHttpURLConnection and
> you get a better HttpURLConnection  without changing your code".
> Many users would be happy with the HttpURLConnection API, if only
> HttpURLConnection would work with proxies and SSL without having to mess
> with System Properties and Authenticators. 
> Thanks,
> Juergen


You are very welcome to contribute such implementation. We'll happily
take it.


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