Fwd: [erlang-questions] Re: http or httpc?

Tim Fletcher <>
Thu Apr 29 17:10:23 CEST 2010

> I think that's documentation that wasn't updated. The http module is
> not even documented in the module list, and as far as I know, it's
> just a backward-compatible interface. New code should use httpc.

My mistake, I thought using the http module was the correct API.

A lot of new-ish code uses the http module:


In addition to the inets docs, some of the inets code also uses the
http module (src/inets_app/inets_service.erl, test/httpc_SUITE.erl,
and test/httpc_cookie_SUITE.erl). Does that need patching?


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