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From Thomas Hilbig <thil...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Using MP for Auto Index w/if-modified-since
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 20:13:07 GMT
Correction: meant to say "if-modified-since" for the
auto index directory listing

--- Thomas Hilbig <thilbig@yahoo.com> wrote:

> A client of mine provides a data service using
> Apache
> 2 and auto indexing.  Their clients automatically
> poll
> their system and pull the data from the http
> directories as it is generated.
> 
> Their typical directories have 24 hourly files for
> the
> last 4 months (about 3000 files in each directory). 
> A
> new file is generated each hour, and sometimes
> earlier
> files must be revised if problems were detected.  
> Apache HTTPD supports a pattern filter parameter (P)
> when requesting auto indexed directories, but I am
> not
> aware of any way to request a directory listing
> using
> a last-modified-date parameter.  Using the
> last-modified-date parameter is ideal as scraper
> clients can ask for any new files since their last
> query, and get both expected and any revised data
> files.
> 
> I haven't seen any modules to provide a
> last-modified-date functionality to Apache httpd --
> has anyone seen an MP2 script to do it?
> 
> Tom
> 
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