LWP::Protocol::GHTTP - (DEPRECATED) Provide GHTTP support for LWP::UserAgent via HTTP::GHTTP.
# create a new object
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
my $res = $ua->get('http://www.example.com');
# note that we can only support the GET HEAD and POST verbs.
This module depends on the GNOME libghttp http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/libghttp project. That project is no longer in development. If you are trying to use this module, you'd likely do better to just use LWP::Protocol::http or LWP::Protocol::https.
LWP::Protocol::GHTTP is only capable of dispatching requests using the GET, POST, or HEAD verbs.
You have been warned.
The LWP::Protocol::GHTTP module provides support for using HTTP schemed URLs with LWP. This module is a plug-in to the LWP protocol handling, but since it takes over the HTTP scheme, you have to tell LWP we want to use this plug-in by calling LWP::Protocol's implementor function.
This module used to be bundled with libwww-perl, but it was unbundled in v6.16 in order to be able to declare its dependencies properly for the CPAN tool-chain. Applications that need GHTTP support can just declare their dependency on LWP::Protocol::GHTTP and will no longer need to know what underlying modules to install.
Also, LWP::Protocol::GHTTP is only capable of dispatching requests using the GET, POST, or HEAD verbs.
LWP::Protocol::GHTTP inherits all functions from LWP::Protocol and provides the following overriding functions.
my $response = $ua->request($request, $proxy, undef);
my $response = $ua->request($request, $proxy, '/tmp/sss');
my $response = $ua->request($request, $proxy, \&callback, 1024);
Dispatches a request over the HTTP protocol and returns a response object. Refer to LWP::UserAgent for description of the arguments.
Gisle Aas <gisle@ActiveState.com>
Chase Whitener <email@example.com>
Please report any bugs or feature requests on GitHub https://github.com/genio/lwp-protocol-ghttp/issues. We appreciate any and all criticism, bug reports, enhancements, or fixes.
Copyright 1997-2011 Gisle Aas.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install LWP::Protocol::GHTTP, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.