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From Ryan Hoegg <>
Subject Working HTTP 1.1 Support... but wait!
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2002 17:22:21 GMT
OK it works.  Fixed a minor problem with HttpClient and non-compliant 
HTTP 1.1 servers and this thing works with all the XML-RPC servers I 
have tried, as well as the ClientServerRpcTest.

So now an old question resurfaces: How to expose the functionality?  I 
followed the precedent set by setBasicAuthentication to add 
setUserAgent, and cookies are now automatically handled.  Furthermore, 
at least on my system, I can use SSL with the vanilla XmlRpcClient just 
by changing the URL... the encapsulated HttpClient does it for me.

The real dilemma: XML-RPC disallows certain features of HTTP 1.1 
(chunking) but I know that people are using them (PHP-XML-RPC, 
proprietary software used by my client's software vendor).  So... do we 
allow users of the library to break the spec and setHttp11(true)?

Also, I have just submitted a patch to HttpClient, so it probably won't 
be released in a stable version tomorrow.  If/when we introduce this 
dependency, any Ant/Maven gurus want to automate that part?  I have 
never used either.

Ryan Hoegg
ISIS Networks

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