Library for WWW in Perl

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LWP (for "Library for WWW in Perl", also called libwww-perl) is a set of Perl modules that give Perl programming easy access to sending requests to the World Wide Web. libwww-perl provides an application programming interface to an HTTP client as well as a number of HTML utilities, and standard objects to represent HTTP requests and responses.

History[edit]

The first generation of libwww-perl was written by Roy Fielding using version 4.036 of Perl. Fielding's work on libwww-perl provided a backend HTTP interface for his MOMSpider Web crawler. Fielding's work on libwww-perl was informed by Tim Berners-Lee's work on libwww, and helped to clarify the architecture of the Web that was eventually documented in HTTP v1.0. The second generation of libwww-perl was based on version 5.004 of Perl, and written by Martijn Koster and Gisle Aas. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fielding, Roy. "libwww-perl: WWW Protocol Library for Perl". Retrieved 6 January 2013.