The HTTP API must be enabled in mod_ComputerCraft.cfg before being used. To enable it open .minecraft/config/ComputerCraft.cfg and change enableAPI_http=false to enableAPI_http=true.
The HTTP API allows interfacing with websites and downloading from them.
|nil||http.request(string url, [string postData])||Sends a HTTP request to a website, asynchronously.|
|table handle||http.get(string url)||Sends a HTTP GET request to a website, synchronously.|
|table handle||http.post(string url, string postData)||Sends a HTTP POST request to a website, synchronously.|
http.request is used to send a HTTP request that completes asynchronously and generates an event (one of http_success or http_failure). http.get and http.post execute http.request and block until the operation completes.
All three operations make use of handles, tables that contain functions to read data returned from the HTTP server. These handles act the same as the I/O handles returned by fs.open in read-only text mode, implementing the close, readLine, and readAll methods. These handles also implement the following function:
|Returns the numerical HTTP response code sent by the server|
|Returns||number HTTP response code|