W3C libwww

Libwww - the W3C Protocol Library

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Libwww is a highly modular, general-purpose client side Web API written in C for Unix and Windows (Win32). It's well suited for both small and large applications, like browser/editors, robots, batch tools, etc. Pluggable modules provided with libwww include complete HTTP/1.1 (with caching, pipelining, PUT, POST, Digest Authentication, deflate, etc), MySQL logging, FTP, HTML/4, XML (expat), RDF (SiRPAC), WebDAV, and much more. The purpose of libwww is to serve as a testbed for protocol experiments.

Nearby: Sample Applications | CVS Repository | ToDo | Modules and Packages

News, Updates, and Events

See also the libwww timeline for past news items and events

Libwww Mailinglist

Please send all requests regarding libwww to <www-lib@w3.org> public mailing list. This list is archived at W3C and also at findmail. Note, you MUST be subscribed in order to post to the mailing list. Follow these shortcuts to quick subscribe or quick unsubscribe or see the information on mailing lists for more details.

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The development of libwww depends on YOU! The more people who are contributing and helping the development, the more useful the code base gets. Check out the list of libwww hackers who provide invaluable contributions to the libwww code base and find out how you can help!

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
Designed and implemented libwww from version 2.17 up to version 5.2.8
Tim Berners-Lee and Jean-Francois Groff
Came up with the initial design and implementation of libwww

José Kahan,
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