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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: ASF Repository, closer.cgi and Depot
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2004 17:57:15 GMT
Erik Abele wrote:

>> I suspect their views would include what you suggest, that 
>> distribution might
>> save some nomimal (c.f. artifact sizes) bandwidth savings & give some 
>> CPU
>> saving, but it'd be at significant loss of 'control' (of well behaved
>> clients). Central control over this seems the most appealing.
>
>
> Agreed.
>
>> Since I doubt the CPU cycles are worth saving (or the script would've 
>> been
>> optimised), could we not just change the script to check for some header
>> from the client, and return XML or some structured text, for non-human
>> browsers. [BTW: viewcvs seems to do this nicely, returning the file if
>> non-human and the presentation is human (as browser identifies).
>
>
> This sounds promising. You have central control, you get the 
> geoip-mapping stuff for free and the CPU cycles as well as the 
> bandwidth for (XML-ized) responses are a no-brainer in this case.


But then this becomes a project spanning both the Repository group and 
the various clients out there "Depot/Maven/etc". And agreement on the 
GEO_IP request protocol and xml format etc becomes a touchy subject 
don't they?

-Mark

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