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Re:Add Users to Jigsaw

From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <alex@access.com.au>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 09:43:03 +1000
Message-Id: <v02140b02adf626272de0@[]>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
At 11:58 AM on 25/6/96, Patrick Hunter * wrote:

> I've trying out Jigsaw for a few days now. I'm trying to evaluate it for
> use where I work. The thing I can't get worked out is how to add users
> and how add to html documents to users directory's. I followed the
> advice given in an earlier posting and no offense intended to Anselm,
> but he stopped right at the critical point for me, or I simply didn't
> understand his solution.
i am not sure what you mean by this. if you can explain more, I could try
to help more. One thing is that jigsaw does not recongnise ~user path,
because ~user path is not even part of the protocol, it is unix trick.  All
of the servable Jigsaw space sits under Jigsaw/WWW directory unless you use
passDirectory and such. Does that answer you question? Clarify if it does

> 1) I created the directory and it shows up on the existing resources
> list. However, I can't see any sort of directory in the actual root
> directory of the Jigsaw files.

Jigsaw allows for dinamic resources not connected to actuall files. Also,
directoryResource does not seem to check that it has corresponding real
directory. As a result, when you created directoryResource it did not
create physical directory to correspond that. However, if you will now
create physical directory in proper place, directoryResource will find it
and show its listing. You might have to reload the document once to get it

> 2) How do I put HTML documents under that user account, or allow a user
> to put their own documents into their account? After they are there, how
> does one go about accessing them?
directoryResource has as one of the attributes a boolean 'extensible'. By
default it is set to true (Anselm would like to have it default to false
though..). Extensible means that if directory has any new files in it, they
will show up next time the directory is accessed. That is assuming that
there is an extension that would tell which class to use to export files
with that extension. Try to set all your extension before adding a lot of
files, because it could get messy to do it in opposite order. :-{

> I apologize for being so dense about this. This is the first time I've
> ever to tried to set up a Web server that wasn't provided by IBM or
> Microsoft. So I'm pretty clueless and need the 'first you do this, next
> you do this' style of help.

Don't worry. I, for one, never tried to set up a Web server before at all.
Advice for next time, try to say which mail you read and it did not help
(with a subject line preferably... I think there were at least 4 mails from
Anselm  covering this topic in more or less details).

Hope my explanation helps. If it does not, ask with more details and
somebody will help you with it.

Good luck,

Ps. If you specify exactly what you want, I will try to make a walkthrough
based on virgin root in step by step fashion.

Received on Tuesday, 25 June 1996 19:45:14 UTC

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