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NAME

       CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT - set numerical stream weight

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, long weight);

DESCRIPTION

       Set the long weight to a number between 1 and 256.

       When  using HTTP/2, this option sets the individual weight for this particular stream used
       by the easy handle. Setting and using weights only makes sense and  is  only  usable  when
       doing  multiple  streams  over  the  same  connections,  which  thus  implies that you use
       CURLMOPT_PIPELINING(3).

       This option can be set during transfer and will then cause the  updated  weight  info  get
       sent to the server the next time a HTTP/2 frame is sent to the server.

       See       section      5.3      of      RFC      7540      for      protocol      details:
       https://httpwg.github.io/specs/rfc7540.html#StreamPriority

       Streams with the same parent should be allocated resources proportionally based  on  their
       weight. So if you have two streams going, stream A with weight 16 and stream B with weight
       32, stream B will get two thirds (32/48) of the available bandwidth (assuming  the  server
       can send off the data equally for both streams).

DEFAULT

       If nothing is set, the HTTP/2 protocol itself will use its own default which is 16.

PROTOCOLS

       HTTP/2

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       CURL *curl2 = curl_easy_init(); /* a second handle */
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/one");
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, 10L);

         /* the second has twice the weight */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl2, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/two");
         curl_easy_setopt(curl2, CURLOPT_STREAM_WEIGHT, 20L);

         /* then add both to a multi handle and transfer them! */
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Added in 7.46.0

RETURN VALUE

       Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_STREAM_DEPENDS(3),        CURLOPT_STREAM_DEPENDS_E(3),        CURLOPT_PIPEWAIT(3),
       CURLMOPT_PIPELINING(3),