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From "Milind Bhandarkar (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-2316) webhdfs: a complete FileSystem implementation for accessing HDFS over HTTP
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 09:49:54 GMT

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Milind Bhandarkar commented on HDFS-2316:
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Before I get tired of the case-sensitivity arguments, let me ask you who you are designing
the system for ? I suppose that is for folks like me, who have used the URL scheme for more
than 18 years now. So, here is my take: anything after that host:port/ is case sensitive.
(Because after host:port/, I know that it refers to a file system, or a "resource" that ultimately
refers to a file system.) So, please stop arguing, and design it for curmudgeons like me.
Even without the reading glasses, I can recognize the difference between capital and small
letters. Thank you !
                
> webhdfs: a complete FileSystem implementation for accessing HDFS over HTTP
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-2316
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2316
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>            Assignee: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>         Attachments: WebHdfsAPI20111020.pdf, WebHdfsAPI20111103.pdf
>
>
> We current have hftp for accessing HDFS over HTTP.  However, hftp is a read-only FileSystem
and does not provide "write" accesses.
> In HDFS-2284, we propose to have webhdfs for providing a complete FileSystem implementation
for accessing HDFS over HTTP.  The is the umbrella JIRA for the tasks.

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