Using inets http client

Will Newton will@REDACTED
Tue Jun 7 14:17:51 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 07 June 2005 11:31, Ingela Anderton wrote:
> Sorry for not being quite as quick to answer as Michael but yesterday
> was a new Swedish national holiday, so I have not read my mail
> since Friday.

Thanks, I'm glad you could shed some light on the issue. My code is working 
now based on your explanation.

> By the way are you aware that you can let the http-client handle
> the timeout part and if the timeout occurs your process
> will receive the message {http, RequestId, {error, timeout}}!
> Call to the client would look like this:
> http:request(get, {Url, []}, [{timeout, 10000}], [{sync, false}])

Yes, I am not sure whether I'm doing things in the correct manner. I'm quite 
new to Erlang and not really familiar with the patterns of how to manage 
concurrency. I'm writing a command line tool, so I wanted to make it appear 
as interactive as possible and give feedback during the timeout (printing the 
dots). There may be a better way to do this - another process could print the 
dots and be signalled by the http request handler to finish for example.

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