wreq: An easy-to-use HTTP client library.

[ bsd3, library, web ] [ Propose Tags ]

A web client library that is designed for ease of use.

Tutorial: http://www.serpentine.com/wreq/tutorial.html

Features include:

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Dependencies aeson (>=, attoparsec (>=, authenticate-oauth (>=1.5), base (>=4.5 && <5), base16-bytestring, bytestring (>=0.9), case-insensitive, containers, cryptonite, exceptions (>=0.5), ghc-prim, hashable, http-client (>=0.6), http-client-tls (>=0.3.3), http-types (>=0.8), lens (>=4.5), lens-aeson, memory, mime-types, psqueues (>=0.2), template-haskell, text, time (>=1.5), time-locale-compat, unordered-containers [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2014 Bryan O'Sullivan
Author Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>
Maintainer bos@serpentine.com
Revised Revision 1 made by HerbertValerioRiedel at 2019-06-01T14:10:03Z
Category Web
Home page http://www.serpentine.com/wreq
Bug tracker https://github.com/bos/wreq/issues
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/bos/wreq
head: hg clone https://bitbucket.org/bos/wreq
Uploaded by ondrap at 2019-01-24T23:38:32Z
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Executables httpbin
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wreq: a Haskell web client library Build Status

wreq is a library that makes HTTP client programming in Haskell easy.


  • Simple but powerful lens-based API

  • Over 100 tests, and built on reliable libraries like http-client and lens

  • Session handling includes connection keep-alive and pooling, and cookie persistence

  • Automatic decompression

  • Powerful multipart form and file upload handling

  • Support for JSON requests and responses, including navigation of schema-less responses

  • Basic and OAuth2 bearer authentication

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) request signing (Version 4)

  • AWS signing supports sending requests through the Runscope Inc. Traffic Inspector


See the tutorials for a quick-start.

Is it done?

No! See TODO.md for a rather long list of ideas.