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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: Sending a POST request and handling the response from a module
Date Fri, 23 Feb 2007 02:09:29 GMT
On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 17:15:20 -0700
"David Wortham" <> wrote:

> Module Gurus,
> My module does (among many other things) HTTP POSTs to another
> webserver.  I was just told that I will have to be able to read (and
> deal with) data in the response of a POST.  I believe I will only
> need to regurgitate the results of the response (without the headers)
> into the module's/filter's output.
> My existing POST code was borrowed from ApacheBench (ab.c), which
> does not appear to handle any of the response and is now much less
> useful to me. Does anyone know of code that will allow me to both
> POST request and handle the response data (and uses the APR libs)?
> A quick search on Google Codesearch revealed that Nick (Kew) wrote a
> HTTPClient.(c|h) library (used with mod_validator and possibly with
> others).  Will this code do what I want?

Um, that's a quick&dirty hack, and likely to require significantly
more work to re-use an AN Other context.

If I were rewriting that now, I think I'd base it around a mod_proxy
subrequest instead.

Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book

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