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

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 12:39:41 -0500 (EST)
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
cc: <MarkH@i2.co.uk>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101051233300.32498-100000@tux.w3.org>
On 5 Jan 2001, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> > 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?

Jigsaw (W3C's Java webserver) might do the trick, see
http://www.w3.org/Jigsaw/Doc/User/proxy.html Setting up Jigsaw as a proxy.
Jigsaw installation instructions are at
http://www.w3.org/Jigsaw/Doc/User/installation.html (also requires Java)

Unix fans might prefer Squid, http://squid.nlanr.net/ eg as used at

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