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Libwww is a general-purpose Web API written in C for
Unix and Windows (Win32)
. With a highly extensible
and layered API, it can accommodate many different types of applications
including clients, robots, etc. The purpose of libwww is to provide a
highly optimized HTTP
sample implementation as well as other Internet protocols and to serve as
a testbed for protocol experiments.
Dec 3, 1998
Number of libwww check-outs from CVS exceeds 700!
Nov 1, 1998
Release of libwww 5.2 - a result of
close collaboration and extensive
testing by the libwww community. Special thanks to
Bob Racko, John Punin, Vladimir Kozlov, and Jose Kahan.
See also the libwww timeline
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Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
Designed and implemented libwww from version 2.17 up to the latest version
Tim Berners-Lee and
Came up with the initial design and implementation of libwww
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