Problem using HTTP 1.1 request

Posted on 2006-04-16
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I'm writing an application which requests web data using the C socket library.

There must be something wrong with my requests, because they only work when I use HTTP 1.0, but when I use 1.1 they either hang, or else return slightly corrupted results.

Here's a typical request header my program generates:

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.myhost.com
User-agent: MyApp 1.0;
Accept: text/html, text/xml, text/plain
Question by:chsalvia
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Expert Comment

by:Gabriel Orozco
ID: 16467156
chsalvia, I would better post my question in Linux Programming


Accepted Solution

karelrambousek earned 500 total points
ID: 16467745
try to play with:
Accept-Encoding and Accept headers in request
for example Accept: text/plain
and you'll get uncompressed output.


Assisted Solution

abusimbel earned 500 total points
ID: 16467776
Hello chsalvia,

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.myhost.com

Should be enough to get a correct answer from any server with HTTP 1.1, remove or play with the UserAgent.



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