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RE: URL Rewriting/Servlet Question...

From: Zahid Ahmed <zahid.ahmed@commerceone.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 19:13:04 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <DB7662837C64D211BBA600A0C9E91ABF53E7B0@ip5-13.5.20.172.in-addr.arpa>
To: Adam Hill <ahill@users.arco.com>, www-jigsaw@w3.org

Another question related to this:

1) what happens when we want to session ids and cookies when we
   do re-direction?

2) what if the re-direction crosses protocols (i.e., re-directed
from https to http or vice-versa)? please answer w.r.t. HTTP 1.1
and SSL session ids?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Hill [mailto:ahill@users.arco.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 4:08 PM
> To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
> Subject: URL Rewriting/Servlet Question...
> 
> 
> Is there a way, on the Jigsaw side to do URL redirection 
> behind the scenes,
> based on if a file is there or not? Or serve the file *AS IF* 
> it was where
> the client thought it was (Like the File Servlet), even though it is
> somewhere else.
> 
> Here is the scenario:
> 
> I am working on a piece of software that serves up web pages 
> to a user.
> 
> The user could be:
> 
> 1) Accessing his content locally off of his computer.(running 
> Jigsaw on his
> workstation) In which case all of the data I wish is on the 
> local filesystem
> (HD, CD, DVD). Everything is fine.
> 
> 2) Accessing the content over the Internet off of a server 
> and have a set of
> CD's for the big media (audio and video). So by virtue of the 
> file not being
> there, redirect to the local media for a given file.
> 
> I do not want to have to re-author the content or do some 
> elaborate, text
> search and replace on my HTML before I build CD's and mail them out.
> 
> Am I goofy? Do I need to bite the bullet and re-write paths 
> on the client
> side dynamically? (BTW it will *always* be IE5) Any ideas appreciated.
> 
> thanks,
> adam hill...
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 21 May 1999 19:24:28 GMT

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