March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

One approach to handling HTTP headers in Ruby

Perl has their 'there's more than one way to do it.'
There's also 'it's already been done lots of different
ways,' which is common among open libraries (like Ruby
gems, Perl's CPAN, etc.).

One of the problems tackled in 'lots of ways' is dealing
with the fields in an HTTP header. Ken Coar was one of
the early developers of the Apache HTTP server, and has
worked with HTTP headers for years. In this session,
he'll go through *his* approach to dealing with the
vagaries of this common data collection.

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Ken Coar

Ken Coar, an open sourcerer and opinionist, has written code for 40+ years. He was one of the founders of The Apache Software Foundation and served on its board of directors for years, and was responsible for the ApacheCon conferences for several years as well. He also served on the board of the Open Source Initiative. Currently he prefers to write code in Ruby, but has contributed to rubygems, CPAN, PHP, and Apache httpd.

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