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Vassili Dzuba vassilidzuba at nerim.net
Tue Oct 15 13:04:31 PDT 2002


On Tue, 15 Oct 2002 16:47:13 +0000 (UTC)
haski at sezampro.yu (Neven Has) wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 09:13:07PM +0200, Vassili Dzuba wrote:
> > > Could we change <reference> to use the host wget ?
> > 
> > it's probably possible. We guess we could send a message from the
> > backend to the frontend asking to download the archive.
> > We would need to keep track of the directory in which we chroot and
> > i'm not sure it's done now.
> 
> That would be a bit ugly IMHO. And again, if frontend and backend are on
> different machines, it's more obvious that this is not frontend's job.
> 
> I think a simple wget-like function could be implemented in nALFS. Not
> only for <reference>, that alone wouldn't be worth it. However, the
> function will be useful in the future too, for something like
> downloading the profiles and things like that.
> 

Well, it's possible to load a profile from the net using an URL (it's already
provided by libxml2). I didn't think about it, but there is maybe also in
libxml2 all that is needed to load the archive.

> 
> Neven
> 
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