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Re: Would you like XSV to have an offline mode?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 05 Jan 2001 17:25:56 +0000
To: MarkH@i2.co.uk
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bzoh59ahn.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
MarkH@i2.co.uk writes:

> I work from home (56k modem connection) and office (big fat connection) and
> the need to be online when validating makes working from home very tedious.
> In the past I have saved local copies of the various specs and DTDs and
> mangled my files to use them, but this is painful (tracking them all down)
> and error prone (having to keep files with hacked URLs).
> 
> It would be lovely if XSV could have an offline mode where it would save
> copies of resources locally and use them when not online.
> 
> Is this something that others would benefit from?
> 
> Henry - what do you think about this?

I'm all in favour of the functionality described.  I wish someone
would implement a simple universal caching proxy for offline use:  XSV 
uses standard http libraries and is therefore sensitive to the value
of the http_proxy environment variable.  Were such a proxy available,
all that would be required would be to first while online launch the
proxy, set http_proxy to point to it, run XSV on the relevant
documents, then be free to run offline with the same proxy.  Perhaps
such a proxy already exists?

ht
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