Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First byte

There are mechanisms to upload data to http server. Simplest - method GET. Using this method, we actually add custom string to address, like running executable with params. But there is drawback - data size is limited to small amount.

Another method - POST. And that's tricky... there are special formats, headers and etc. But it's possible to post large amounts of data.

For my software development, I found some useful http protocol explanations and examples:

I'm big fan of open source, so for compiling the code, I use Lazarus IDE and FPC compiler and as core TCP/IP protocol implementations - lnet package for lazarus

pre-alpha version of code can be found at Sourceforge

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