Libwww Initialization

/*
**	(c) COPYRIGHT MIT 1995.
**	Please first read the full copyright statement in the file COPYRIGH.
*/

This module contains some generic functions for getting the name and version of libwww. It also contains some global configuration options like if you can access the local file system, for example.

This module is implemented by HTLib.c, and it is a part of the W3C Sample Code Library.

#ifndef HTLIB_H
#define HTLIB_H

#include "HTUser.h"

Initializing and Terminating libwww

These two functions initialize memory and settings for the libwww core and cleans up memory kept by libwww core when exiting the application. They  MUST be used as libwww otherwise is in a undefined state.

extern BOOL HTLibInit (const char * AppName, const char * AppVersion);
extern BOOL HTLibTerminate (void);

Libwww Name and Version

You can get the generic name of the Library and the version by using the following functions:

extern const char * HTLib_name (void);
extern const char * HTLib_version (void);

Is libwww Initalized?

Returns YES or NO

extern BOOL HTLib_isInitialized (void);

Application Name and Version

Returns the name of the application name and the version number. The name and version SHOULD be short and to the point. They MUST NOT be used for advertising or other non-essential information. Although any token character MAY appear in a product-version, this token SHOULD only be used for a version identifier.

Set or get the application name

The name can not contain any spaces as it is used as part of the user agent field. For the same reason, the string MUST be in US-ASCII. For example, "SmartApp"

extern const char * HTLib_appName (void);
extern BOOL HTLib_setAppName (const char * name);

Set or get the application version

The version token can not contain any spaces as it is used as part of the user agent field. For the same reason, the string MUST be in US-ASCII. For example, "1.0".

extern const char * HTLib_appVersion (void);
extern BOOL HTLib_setAppVersion (const char * version);

Accessing the Local File System

Libwww does normally use the local file system for dumping unknown data objects, file cache etc. In some situations this is not desired, and we can therefore turn it off. This mode also prevents you from being able to access other resources where you have to login telnet, for example.

extern BOOL HTLib_secure (void);
extern void HTLib_setSecure (BOOL mode);

Default User Profile

The default user profile is automatically created by the libwww in order to get information about the hostname, default email -address etc. All request objects will be created with this default user profile. The application may assign individual user profiles to every request object or may set the default user profile.

extern HTUserProfile * HTLib_userProfile (void);
extern BOOL HTLib_setUserProfile (HTUserProfile * up);
#endif /* HTLIB_H */


@(#) $Id: HTLib.html,v 2.7 2000/07/12 10:44:41 kahan Exp $