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From: Gisle Aas
April 23, 2001 09:34
Message ID: lroftnzib5.fsf@caliper.ActiveState.com
Mostly improvements to the keep-alive support. Changes since 5.53_90
Introduced LWP::ConnCache module. Works similar to HTTP::Cookies,
it that it takes effect if associated with the $ua.
The handling of $ua->max_size changed to make 0 mean 0
(not unlimited). An value of undef means no limit.
The X-Content-Base header is gone. I hope nobody relies on
it. It might come back if people start to scream. There
is a new Client-Aborted header instead.
The Range header generated for $ua->max_size had a off-by-one
error. A range of "0-1" means 2 bytes.
The LWP::UserAgent constructor now takes configuration arguments.
Keep-alive and the new HTTP/1.1 module can now be simply
enabled with something like:
LWP::UserAgent->new(keep_alive => 1);
New method $ua->conn_cache to set up and access the associated
If the string passed to $ua->agent() ends with space then
the "libwww-perl/#.##" string is automatically appended.
New method $ua->_agent
Passing a plain hash to $ua->cookie_jar automatically loads
HTTP::Cookies and initialise an object using the hash content
as constructor arguments.
LWP::Protocol::http11 now use the conn_cache of the $ua.
LWP::Protocol::http11 now added a few new Client- headers.
LWP::Protocol avoid keeping the connection alive if $ua->max_size
limit prevents the whole body content from being read.
- new methods: write_chunk(), write_chunk_eof()
- reset state properly when a new body is read.
- always set read buffer empty on eof
- doc update
WWW::RobotRules patch by Liam Quinn <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- Always qualify netloc with port.
- Reverse User-Agent substring matching.
by Gisle Aas