The Apache HttpComponents project is pleased to announce 4.5 GA release
of HttpComponents HttpClient.
HttpClient 4.5 (GA) is a minor feature release that includes several
incremental enhancements to the existing functionality such as support
for private domains in the Mozilla Public Suffix List.
Users of HttpClient 4.x are advised to upgrade.
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About HttpComponents HttpClient
The Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is perhaps the most significant
protocol used on the Internet today. Web services, network-enabled
appliances and the growth of network computing continue to expand the
role of the HTTP protocol beyond user-driven web browsers, while
increasing the number of applications that require HTTP support.
Although the java.net package provides basic functionality for accessing
resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or
functionality needed by many applications. HttpClient seeks to fill this
void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package
implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and
Designed for extension while providing robust support for the base HTTP
protocol, HttpClient 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