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An easy HTTP interface enjoy.
- Changes by Robin Bate Boerop firstname.lastname@example.org: - Made dependencies explicit in import statements. - Removed false dependencies in import statements. - Added missing type signatures. - Moved Header-related code to Network.HTTP.Headers module.
- Changes by Simon Foster: - Split module up into to sepearate Network.[Stream,TCP,HTTP] modules - Created functions receiveHTTP and responseHTTP to allow server side interactions (although 100-continue is unsupported and I haven't checked for standard compliancy). - Pulled the transfer functions from sendHTTP to global scope to allow access by above functions.
- Changes by Graham Klyne: - export httpVersion - use new URI module (similar to old, but uses revised URI datatype)
- Changes by Bjorn Bringert:
- handle URIs with a port number
- added debugging toggle
- disabled 100-continue transfers to get HTTP/1.0 compatibility
throw- Added simpleHTTP_, which takes a stream argument.
- Changes from 0.1
Streamclass. - added use of inet_addr to openHTTP, allowing use of IP dot notation addresses. - reworking of the use of Stream, including alterations to make
sendHTTPgeneric and the addition of a debugging stream. - simplified error handling.
- TODO - request pipelining - https upgrade (includes full TLS, i.e. SSL, implementation) - use of Stream classes will pay off - consider C implementation of encryption/decryption - comm timeouts - MIME & entity stuff (happening in separate module) - support "*" uri-request-string for OPTIONS request method
- Header notes:
- Required by HTTP/1.1, if not supplied as part of a request a default Host value is extracted from the request-uri.
- If this header is present in any request or response, and it's value is close, then the current request/response is the last to be allowed on that connection.
- Should a request contain a body, an Expect header will be added to the request. The added header has the value "100-continue". After a 417 "Expectation Failed" response the request is attempted again without this added Expect header.
- if request is inconsistent with any of these header values then you may not receive any response or will generate an error response (probably 4xx).
- Response code notes Some response codes induce special behaviour:
- "100 Continue" will cause any unsent request body to be sent. "101 Upgrade" will be returned. Other 1xx responses are ignored.
- The reason for this code is "Expectation failed", indicating that the server did not like the Expect "100-continue" header added to a request. Receipt of 417 will induce another request attempt (without Expect header), unless no Expect header had been added (in which case 417 response is returned).
Simple way to get a resource across a non-persistant connection. Headers that may be altered: Host Altered only if no Host header is supplied, HTTP/1.1 requires a Host header. Connection Where no allowance is made for persistant connections the Connection header will be set to close
simpleHTTP, but acting on an already opened stream.
Receive and parse a HTTP request from the given Stream. Should be used for server side interactions.