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Re: Editing/saving remote (dial-up) files?

From: Eddie Maddox <emaddox@sihope.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 12:52:47 -0400 (EDT)
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
cc: Amaya Mail List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.4.05L.9908171057090.1886-100000@unix2.sihope.com>
> What is the precise format for specifying a remote (dial-up/ppp to ISP)
> file name to open, edit, and then save to?

> > Amaya is able to load local files and remote files (http://....)
                                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^ is not

> - Why does the error message omit the "http://www.sihope.com" portion of
> the path even though I did include it?
> > Amaya doesn't add a default server name if you omit to put it into the 
                                                   ^^^^ wrong.

> I can specify "http://www.sihope.com/~emaddox" to load my web page. I then
> edit it and save it to a _local_ file using "Save as...".
> But, I cannot figure out how to specify a remote file name to edit and/or
> save to directly. So far all I get is *** Thot: Irrecoverable error ***.

You need to have a server that supports the PUT method.
In that case the "Save" or "SaveAs" commands should work with an URL
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ a little more "precise", but still vague.

And, first, Open doesn't yet work with exact path. It returns "404 Not
Found", remember? Do some servers not support the GET method either?

New development:
I telnetted to my ISP. Started Lynx. Pressed "g".
Entered: http://localhost/usr/home/....html.
Got: 404 Not Found.
Changed "http" to "file": file is displayed correctly.

So even from my ISP's machine, with a different browser, I get the same

I called my ISP. The tech is looking into what the precise format is that
the http GET requires for specifying the precise path.

Does the Amaya team know what precise format http GET expects so it _will_
find the file? Is it documented in an RFC or such?

Or is there a different problem here? Or what?

Eddie Maddox
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 1999 08:51:24 UTC

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