The wreq package

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


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Dependencies aeson (>=, attoparsec (>=, base (>=4.5 && <5), bytestring (>=0.9), exceptions (>=0.5), http-client (>= && <0.5), http-client-tls (>=0.2), http-types (>=0.8), lens (==4.4.*), lens-aeson, mime-types, template-haskell, text, time [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2014 Bryan O'Sullivan
Author Bryan O'Sullivan <>
Category Web
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Uploaded Tue Aug 26 06:39:44 UTC 2014 by BryanOSullivan
Updated Tue Jul 5 20:44:17 UTC 2016 by phadej to revision 1   [What is this?]
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wreq: a Haskell web client library

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

Is it done?

No! See for a rather long list of ideas.