Ruby and HTTP


I need to access a website from within a Ruby app. The problem is that the built in net/http and net/https libraries don't support cookies which is something I really need.

Does anyone know of an alternative way to do this? There are a couple of scripts around but they haven't been maintained for years....
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Hm I know that libcurl provides such facilities, so I'd argue the libcurl bindings will provide that facilites. You can get it from

However I have not tested it.


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Artysystem administratorCommented:
look here,
there are features supported:
    * methods like GET/HEAD/POST via HTTP/1.1.
    * asynchronous HTTP request
    * HTTPS(SSL)
    * by contrast with net/http in standard distribution;
          o you don't have to care HTTP/1.1 persistent connection (http-access2 cares instead of you).
          o MT-safe
          o streaming POST
          o Cookies

Artysystem administratorCommented:
Here is a sample of using cookies (just tell Ruby cookie store filename, then save if needed).
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