Commons HttpClient 3.0 + Commons Math 1.1

New versions of Commons HttpClient and Commons Math with many enhancements and bug fixes have been released.

The Commons site states “Commons Math is a library of lightweight, self-contained mathematics and statistics components addressing the most common problems not available in the Java programming language or Commons Lang.”

Commons HttpClient component seeks to provide an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and recommendations.”

Math 1.1 has several bug fixes and enhancements while HttpClient 3.0 has the following new features:


  • New preference architecture
  • Improved exception handling framework
  • Granular non-standards configuration and tracking
  • Improved HTTP Version configuration and tracking
  • Support for streaming entities
  • Support for tunneled HTTP proxies via the ProxyClient
  • Ability to abort execution of HTTP methods

Connection management

  • Support for closing idle connections
  • Support for JDK1.4 connect timeout through reflection
  • Support for connection manager shutdown


  • Improved authentication framework
  • Plug-in mechanism for authentication modules
  • Interactive authentication support
  • Alternate authentication support

Cookie management

  • Cookie specification plug-in mechanism
  • ‘Ignore cookies’ cookie policy
  • Improved Netscape cookie support


  • Cross-site redirect support

>> Download Commons HttpClient 3.0

>> Download Commons Math 1.1

>> Commons HttpClient 3.0 is ready for use
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