[sword-devel] Remote Module Repository Wiki

Weston Ruter westonruter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 07:45:08 MST 2010

What about using WebDAV for HTTP? It supports directory listings (i.e.

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org>wrote:

> 3) The TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY used to enable this over the Internet.
> We chose FTP because it was more practical.  It is very difficult to
> implement the programmatic traversal of a directory and file hierarchy
> over HTTP.  Apache and IIS all spew out different html for directory
> listings.
> Now having said this, Nic Carter submitted the first pass at this which
> works for our apache server (and likely many apache servers which spew
> out the vanilla html index page like here:
> http://crosswire.org/ftpmirror/pub/
> So, HTTP is currently possible in the engine and if we get push back
> from publishers or find users not able to use FTP due to firewall
> restrictions, we plan to fully support HTTP moving forward.  We simply
> need to break out our directory parsing code and make it work well with
> a few of the more mainstream httpd services like Apache and IIS.

Weston Ruter
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