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Re: Reading from a local file

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 17:48:47 -0400
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <3741E03F.E6E9397B@w3.org>
To: Allen Comer <comer@entropic.com>
Allen Comer wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm a newcomer so I apologize in advance if any of this has been covered
> previously.  I did search through the archives but couldn't find anything.
> I have two questions:
> 
> * I'm trying to read from a local file.  I'm using the following sequence
> (with some obvious things omitted):
> 
>         request = HTRequest_new();
> 
>         anchor = HTAnchor_findAddress(uri);
> 
>       status = HTLoadAnchor(anchor, request);
> 
>         status = HTLoadFile(sock, request);
> 
> My question is what is the meaning of 'sock' within the context of local
> file access?  how should I be initializing this parameter?

Try and use some of the sample applications at

	http://www.w3.org/Library/Examples/LoadToFile.c

linked from

	http://www.w3.org/Library/Examples/#GET

For this particular sample app you must use a file: URI - it can't jsut
be a file name. The command line tool handles relative file names as
well.
 
> * Secondly, is it always necessary, or advantageous, to use 'HTAnchor'
> objects?

Anchor objects are neat when you want to know (and remember) things
about URIs and the contents behind them.

-- 
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, <frystyk@w3.org>
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Received on Tuesday, 18 May 1999 17:48:52 GMT

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