[erlang-questions] Posting HTTP Form Data with Erlang

Robert Raschke <>
Tue Aug 17 18:46:35 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Rick Moynihan <> wrote:

> Does anyone know if there is an API that I can use to post HTTP form data?
> I've looked at using inets:httpc, and it seems to have everything I
> need, except that it doesn't appear to allow you to pass it a list of
> key/value tuples and have them be encoded into the HTTP request as
> application/x-www-form-urlencoded data.
> Does anyone know if inets:httpc can do this, and if not whether there
> are any libraries I can easily use?
Mochiweb provides a Request "object" to your callback function, and that has
a parse_post/0 function, which'll give you back a proplist of key/value
pairs from your POST body (and you can use parse_qs/0 for GET options after
the ? on the url).

Haven't used inets in a while.


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