[erlang-questions] http client and server: inets, ibrowse, yaws

Ludovic Coquelle <>
Thu Apr 5 03:04:55 CEST 2007

I am looking for advice about the inets standard modules of OTP for http

My first goal is to embed an HTTP client. I see a lot of applications using
'ibrowse' module. I would like to use inets only because it is in standard
otp (no dependency). Can anyone give a quick difference between the two?

Also I need to embed an simple HTTP server and got the same problem with
using 'yaws' or inets 'httpd'. Furthermore I cannot figure out how to start
httpd without config file or root directory ... yaws is simplest to embed.

Any advice or comment is welcome, thanks.
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