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Re: more url-utils?

From: Julien Danjou
Subject: Re: more url-utils?
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 21:52:43 +0200
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On Mon, May 16 2011, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> I'm trying to avoid that approach: we just established the headers are
> almost never necessary in the buffer.  So we should not ask the API
> users to do anything extra to remove them.

That can be true. When you fetch an URL, you want to know if the fetch
result is a 200 OK or a 404 Not Found. That's the absolute minimum thing
you want to do if you plan to write correct code.
So just dropping the header sounds like a very bad programming practice,
and not something I'd encourage.

I wrote code with url.el. And what I always did is (search-forward
"\n\n") to move point between headers and content, and then parse the
headers to at least check the return code (expecting 200 usually).

I often also needed the Content-Type (so clearly an alist of parsed
headers would be welcome).

Julien Danjou
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