RE: XProc to access XML data from FTP (with authentication)

Hi Norm,

Thanks for your note. I actually created an issue for you on Github (, but closed it when I learned (thanks to helpful Oxygen support) that my test case in Oxygen was perhaps giving me misleading results. In other words, it worked there, but not directly against the latest version of Calabash. Oxygen support indicated that they provide internal support in Java for a number of protocols including FTP and that the default protocol handlers that the Java runtime provided were likely missing a handler for FTP. I kind of assumed this meant that it was no longer a Calabash issue, but an issue with my environment. 

As you point out, FTP support with authentication is probably not included in the Apache HTTP client libraries. I suppose you could employ Apache's FTP client, as well, but I'm not sure if that would require a new XProc element (e.g. ftp-get). My current XProc simply drops the FTP URI (with embedded authentication) into the p:document element:

<p:document href=""/>

This might not be the best approach, but it worked in Oxygen so I assumed all would be well. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Norman Walsh [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:31 PM
To: XProc Dev
Subject: Re: XProc to access XML data from FTP (with authentication)

"Dunlap, Zachariah" <> writes:
> Is there a different (correct) way for us to work with FTP servers 
> that require authentication?

Alternatively, can someone point me to a summary of what needs to change in XML Calabash to make this work? Presumably it's just not a feature of the Apache HTTP Client libraries.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
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