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Looking For A HTTP Client

Alec Lee
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I know both HttpUnit and HttpClient can be used as a http client to fetch response from other web sites. What's the difference between them and which one is prefered if I am using them in my servlet code to retrieve info from 3rd party servers.
Chetan Parekh
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HttpUnit is meant for testing purpose.
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HttpClient is meant for building application that interact with other application using Http protocol.
the HttpClient component may be of interest to anyone building HTTP-aware client applications such as web browsers, web service clients, or systems that leverage or extend the HTTP protocol for distributed communication.

You should use HttpClient for yout requirment.
[ October 11, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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