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From beyaRecords <...@beyarecords.com>
Subject Re: AW: Infantile Download page question...
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:16:22 GMT
All sorted.. thanks for your help ;-)


On 13 Jan 2005, at 16:58, beyaRecords wrote:

> Any ideas anybody?
>
>
> On 13 Jan 2005, at 13:01, jiBeya wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> in regards to my earlier question I have come across the zip 
>> serializer:
>>
>> <zip:archive xmlns:zip="http://apache.org/cocoon/zip-archive/1.0">
>>   <zip:entry name="foo.html" src="cocoon://dynFoo.html"/>
>>   <zip:entry name="images/bar.jpeg" src="bar.jpeg"/>
>>   <zip:entry name="index.html" serializer="html">
>>     <html>
>>       <head>
>>         <title>Index page</title>
>>       </head>
>>       <body>
>>         Please go <a href="foo.html">there</a>
>>       </body>
>>     </html>
>>   </zip:entry>
>> </zip:archive>
>>
>> Could someone explain to me what this code does as it makes no sense 
>> to me?
>>
>> The process i want to implement is as follows:
>>
>> 1. Credit card payments for track( artists music) is accepted
>> 2. The user is then sent an email confirming their purchase. In the 
>> email i will provide a link which when clicked will enable the 
>> download of the zip containing the purchased tracks.
>>
>> The above have already been implemented, minus the link.
>>
>> So is it possible once the link has been clicked in the email to 
>> start a process which will dynamically zip up the purchased tracks 
>> and then download the zip package? Or is it better to have a zip 
>> package already sitting on the server, and clicking the email link 
>> will start downloading a zip which already exists in a specific 
>> location?
>>
>> Uzo
>>
>> On 12 Jan 2005, at 21:04, Benedikt Heinen wrote:
>>
>>>> I doubt that this would ever be possible to do in a pure HTTP 
>>>> environment,
>>>> because you won't be able to send all the files at once. Instead, 
>>>> why not
>>>> package the mp3's in a zip container, and transfer that one? 
>>>> Alternatively,
>>>> you could simply generate a download page listing the file 
>>>> locations.
>>>> However, the zip method seems to be a smarter idea.
>>>
>>> Haven't tried it yet - only just thought about it - and it's surely 
>>> ugly as hell, but would it be possible to achieve the individual 
>>> download by creating a page with several frames, one with a link to 
>>> return to the main menu (or home page), and the every other frame 
>>> pointing at one of the files to download...
>>>
>>> In theory, while the browser loads the page, it should ask you again 
>>> and again what to do with the files, right?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   Benedikt
>>>
>>> 	INFLUENCE, n.  In politics, a visionary _quo_ given in exchange
>>> 	  for a substantial _quid_.
>>> 			(Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary)
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>>
>>
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