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Light-weight, threaded Web server

Yaws is a high performance, light-weight, threaded HTTP 1.1 Web server targeted for the generation of dynamic content. It is written in Erlang, and the server side dynamic content is generated by Erlang code embedded in the HTML code. It is able to ship several thousands of dynamically generated pages per second.


User manpage available in HTML format from http://yaws.hyber.org/man.yaws?page=yaws; User manual available in PDF format from http://yaws.hyber.org/yaws.pdf; User manual available in PostScript format from http://yaws.hyber.org/yaws.ps

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Janet Casey

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29 August 2003

Leaders and contributors

Claes Wikstrom Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/erlyaws-list
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/yaws
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/yaws

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 April 2018.


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