Re: Uploading Binary files to HTTPS

"Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <rbv@nospam.nospam>
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:48:52 -0600
Chizl wrote:

"Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <rbv@nospam.nospam> wrote in message

All this Unicode stuff in WinHttp is really stupid (the library, not
you), there is no Unicode in HTTP, there's 8-bit headers and binary
payload. But I checked and WinHttp seems to be Unicode-only. Try WinInet
instead (looks like the same usage pattern, you'd use
HttpOpenRequestA, HttpAddRequestHeadersA, etc).

WinInet, the control? I used that back many years ago and there was
some major issue with it, so I ended up going direct to Winsock.. So am I
understanding the only way I can really do this is go
directly to Winsock?

No, WinInet, the API. Which probably is the library used by some wininet
ActiveX control, so whatever bug you ran into might exist in the underlying
API as well.

You might want to use a purpose-designed third party HTTP wrapper such as
libcurl if you need proxy or encryption support, otherwise sockets would be

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