We’re thrilled to announce the first-ever release of the http-client package, a powerful Fortran library designed to streamline the process of making HTTP requests. Whether you’re interacting with APIs, retrieving data, or working with web services, http-client offers a high-level and user-friendly interface to simplify your tasks.
The members of this forum know that the Fortran 2023 standard will not include an HTTP client, but to outsiders the distinction between fortran-lang projects and the Fortran standard is apparently unclear, and @fortranlang should not be retweeting a false statement but correcting it. The original @fortranlangtweet about http-client was fine.
You are, of course, correct that it’s a strictly false statement. However, to outsiders who may not distinguish between the standard and a library, in my view this is less important. More important is to boost strong positive signals about Fortran, even with the cost of being confusing or incorrect.
However, the correct or positive picture coming from this statement is that "Fortran users should be able to use Fortran HTTP library for client based applications which was not possible earlier (hoping I am correct) whether it will be part of standard or not in the near future "
I corrected this in the Nixcraft group on Facebook; lots of people in the Linux/Unix community seem interested in what modern Fortran can do and are surprised that it has support for code dating back to Fortran '77.