Class "CURLHandle" for synchronous HTTP requests
This is the basic class used for performing HTTP requests
in the RCurl package.
In R, this is a reference to a C-level data structure
so we treat it as an opaque data type. However,
essentially we can think of this as an with
a set of options that persists across calls, i.e. HTTP requests.
The numerous options that one can set can be see via
The object can keep a connection to a Web server open for a period of time
This class differs from
MultiCURLHandle-class as it
can handle only one request at a time and blocks until the request
is completed (normally or abnormally).
The other class can handle asynchronous, multiple connections.
Objects from the Class
A virtual Class: No objects may be created from it.
http://curl.haxx.se, the libcurl web site.