Java News from Monday, August 27, 2007

The Jakarta Apache Project has released HTTPClient 3.1, an open source (Apache 2.0 license) HTTP 1.0/1.1 pure Java library for performing assorted HTTP operations. "Although the package provides basic functionality for accessing resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or functionality needed by many applications. The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component seeks to fill this void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and recommendations." Features include:

According to Oleg Kalnichevski, version 3.1 "finalizes support for the RFC 2965 cookie management (also known as Cookie2 or port sensitive cookies) and adds a number of improvements to the HTTP connection management. HttpClient 3.1 is likely to be the last non-bug fixing release of the HttpClient 3.x codeline."