A Question on COM HTTP Libraries
A question was asked on the dev-asp list recently we thought should be shown on iDevResource. It asked about COM HTTP libraries:
I'm searching for a COM (free or not) for retrieving a webpage (URL) and putting the code in a var or a file. Any idea?
A list member, Teun Duynstee, suggested the following:
There is a COM library available from www.serverobjects.com (called ASPHTTP). You can also try to use the java class httpfetch.class (https://www.liquidcoolresearch.com/asp/) by putting it in your trusted folder. The site has VB examples available. Third option is using API calls to WinInet.dll. It is not really easy, but can definitely be done. Check out these MS Kbase articles:
However, Simon Fell has responded suggesting WinInet is not recommended for server side applications. See https://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/4/25.ASP.
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