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From Bernard Johnson <bjohnson+dated+1048108935.41d...@symetrix.com>
Subject Re: [VFS] "Could not list the contents of..."
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:46:17 GMT
That was exactly my thoughts.  I don't think it would make a lot of sense to
show links that are not relative.   Or at least not relative to the host
portion of the URL.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tauzell, Dave" <Dave.Tauzell@RxHub.net>
To: "Jakarta Commons Users List" <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: [VFS] "Could not list the contents of..."


> You might consider every page a "folder".  So if you cd into a page it
> just displays the links (possibly only ones relative the current page).
>
> -Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dominique Devienne [mailto:DDevienne@lgc.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 10:50 AM
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List'
> Subject: RE: [VFS] "Could not list the contents of..."
>
>
> I'd like such a feature too ;-) Granted, it wouldn't work all the time,
> and might require different parsing code for different Web Servers
> (supporting Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Jetty, and maybe others), but it would
> be very useful. Could be disabled by default, and only enabled if
> explicitly requested, with clearly documented caveats. --DD
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernard Johnson
> [mailto:bjohnson+dated+1048062375.037e16@symetrix.com]
>
> Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 12:51 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> Subject: Re: [VFS] "Could not list the contents of..."
>
> Is there any reason that you couldn't parse the html returned by the web
> server and build a directory entry (from the anchors)?  If this could be
> done, it would be a nice feature for those (ie. me) who don't want to
> install a webdav server :)  If you're simply trying to navigate a
> read-only resource, there is no reason for webdav.
>
> Thanks for the ftp fix!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Murdoch" <adammurdoch@apache.org>
> To: "Jakarta Commons Users List" <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 7:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [VFS] "Could not list the contents of..."
>
>
> > Listing files for ftp should be fixed now.
> >
> > Listing files for http is not supported, because there's nothing in
> > the protocol that allows it (of course, the error message could be a
> > little better than 'it's not a folder').  You'll need to use webdav
> > rather than http.
>
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