[erlang-questions] better HTTP client?

Bob Ippolito <>
Mon Sep 9 01:00:20 CEST 2013


It's been a long time since I looked under the hood, but have you looked at
lhttpc? It worked well for us when inets httpc did not.

On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Chris King wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Due to various architectural bugs in the inets:httpc module (which I have
> reported) related to queueing multiple requests to a single server, I'm
> looking for a replacement for my application.
>
> The use case requires queuing many GET requests to a small number of
> servers; taking advantage of keep-alive/pipelining when available; and
> allowing outstanding unserviced requests to be canceled.  I don't care
> about streaming or writing to disk or any sort of upload capability.  Any
> suggestions or should I roll my own?
>
> (The work required to re-architect inets:httpc compared to writing a
> simple server that meets exactly my needs is too much for me right now.)
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
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