Posted on 2002-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
How to establish communication with a web-server
(http-based) with Delphi (no Socket-components,
cause Delphi basic package, no client-server-components)?

Are there any stable (free) components available

Thanks for help,


Question by:Gamba
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Jacco earned 100 total points
ID: 6922758
Indy components are good.

Regards Jacco

Author Comment

ID: 6923034
Sounds good, but I cannot get it compiled:


Where is vcl.pas or vcl.dcu (and designide) in Delphi4??
Or did I download the wrong version (dclIndy60.dpk).

If so, is there any version for delphi4 available
(i did not find any...).

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Expert Comment

ID: 6923058
They explain on the site how to compile for delphi4

Should work.

Regards Jacco
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Author Comment

ID: 6923174
Followed the instructions, but still
vcl.pas can not be found (this unit
seems not to exist in delphi4, even not
with update #3).

I tried to use ics instead, but I guess,
this does not support ssl.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6923190
I don't know what is wrong. You should open the *.dpk files compile and install. If that doesn't work I suggest you try mailing to a support guy or check a newsgroup. I can't help here.

The indy components support SSL but because it is an american product you need to download the 128 bit encryptuin modules from a slovenian website.

Good luck Jacco

Author Comment

ID: 6923567
I will try so.

Points to you anyone, I think, basically Indy
seems to be a powerful tool!

Thank you,


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