On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Ashkey wrote:

> Hi, I'm in need to send a file throught an http post and examine the
> response within a Rails project.
> Net::HTTP is powerful but way too hard to use, I'm in need of
> something slick and quick to use and manage.
>
> Actually I've found Curb, which works like a charm (
> http://rubyforge.org/projects/curb ) but it has a big problem: it
> depends on external libraries (curlib) and doesn't work at all on win
> (which is the platform used by most of our team).
>
> What would really be a great tool is an high level libraries which
> relies on Net::HTTP o similar, which allows me to achieve my results
> with really compact statements.
>
> Curb is really smart at this:
>
>   c = Curl::Easy.new post_url
>   c.multipart_form_post = true
>   c.http_post(
>     Curl::PostField.content('some_var_name', some_var_value),
>     Curl::PostField.file('file_name', incomming_file.path)
>   )
>   puts c.body_str if c.response_code == 200
>
> Is there any other similar library that can work on multiple platforms

check out http-access2 and mechanize

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