[Haskell-cafe] Contributing to http-conduit
michael at snoyman.com
Mon Jan 23 08:16:25 CET 2012
The only times cookies would be used would be:
1. If you explicitly use it.
2. If you have redirects turned on, and a page that redirects you also
sets a cookie.
I would think that we would want (2) to be on regardless of user
setting, do you disagree?
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 8:46 AM, Aristid Breitkreuz
<aristidb at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Just make sure Cookie handling can be disabled completely.
> Am 23.01.2012 07:44 schrieb "Michael Snoyman" <michael at snoyman.com>:
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Myles C. Maxfield
>> <myles.maxfield at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 1. Oops - I overlooked the fact that the redirectCount attribute of a
>> > Request is exported (it isn't listed on the documentation probably
>> > because
>> > the constructor itself isn't exported. This seems like a flaw in
>> > Haddock...). Silly me. No need to export httpRaw.
>> > 2. I think that stuffing many arguments into the 'http' function is
>> > ugly.
>> > However, I'm not sure that the number of arguments to 'http' could ever
>> > reach an unreasonably large amount. Perhaps I have bad foresight, but I
>> > personally feel that adding cookies to the http request will be the last
>> > thing that we will need to add. Putting a bound on this growth of
>> > arguments
>> I completely disagree here. If we'd followed this approach, rawBody,
>> decompress, redirectCount, and checkStatus all would have been
>> arguments. There's a reason we use a settings data type here.
>>  http://www.yesodweb.com/blog/2011/10/settings-types
>> > makes me more willing to think about this option. On the other hand,
>> > using a
>> > BrowserAction to modify internal state is very elegant. Which approach
>> > do
>> > you think is best? I think I'm leaning toward the upper-level Browser
>> > module
>> > idea.
>> > If there was to be a higher-level HTTP library, I would argue that the
>> > redirection code should be moved into it, and the only high-level
>> > function
>> > that the Network.HTTP.Conduit module would export is 'http' (or
>> > httpRaw).
>> > What do you think about this?
>> I actually don't want to move the redirection code out from where it
>> is right now. I think that redirection *is* a basic part of HTTP. I'd
>> be more in favor of just bundling cookies in with the current API,
>> possibly with the IORef approach I'd mentioned (unless someone wants
>> to give a different idea). Having a single API that provides both
>> high-level and low-level approaches seems like a win to me.
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