Interesting 1.1 aspects include persistent connections, required mode, PUT, keep-alive (?), certificates (?), ...
Pat Thoyts 2002-10 writes: I got interested in enhancing the stock Tcl http package for HTTP/1.1. That is the Tcl http client. My mods are in the tclSOAP CVS at sourceforge (because I can easily dump stuff there) but since then Phil Dietz has done more work on this.
It seems as if TclSOAP has a proposed version of the http package which supports persistent connection (see above). What else is needed for HTTP 1.1 (and things like the webdav extensions to HTTP 1.1)? Is there a simple overview document which describes in a simple way what the differences really are?
PT: Any useful code from the other http1.1 enhanced packages should get merged into this one
tclvfs comes with some minor mods to tclsoap's http package to support webdav -- would be good to merge that stuff.
PT writes: I already did this for the tclSOAP version and I've applied this to the tclhttp1-1 version but I need to commit this (as of 2003-01-27). The tclvfs changes simply add a '-method' option to enable HTTP requests other than GET, HEAD and POST. For instance
set tok [http::geturl http://www.google.com/ -method OPTIONS]
will get the options header from the server. For WebDAV there are a number of other commands to use.