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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: click through license support?
Date Sat, 15 Nov 2003 11:00:07 GMT

Tim Anderson wrote:
...
> Virtual hosting
> ---------------
> 
> With this approach, none of the artifacts are hosted within the 
> public repository.
> http redirection is used to direct 'virtual' artifact accesses to
> the real artifact.
> 
> The limitation of this approach is that automatic artifact resolution 
> can only work if the redirect is to the real artifact.
> This rules out all of the Sun jars which require acceptance
> of Sun's license first.
> 
> A tool can 'screen scrape' the redirected page, prompt the user
> to accept the license and only download if the license is accepted,

If the tool is made to work like a web browser, ie show the pages and 
then download when the user clicks on the button, IMHO it would be 
perfectly acceptable.

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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