Re: Suggestion: use of symbolic links in the FTP site

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 15:25:08 EDT

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    On 21/04/2004 11:23, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >Symbolic links is a bad idea on FTP. They are resolved by the client...
    >I think it would also give the false feeling that a new 4.01 file exist when in
    >fact it's the same as 4.00.
    >I better suggest listing files with a simple parsable fiel which lists all files
    >that are part of a Unicode version, with their respective version.
    I was about to suggest that what was needed was an HTML page with
    ordinary HTML links to the relevant data files for each version. But I
    quickly found that exactly that already exists: What
    more does anyone need?

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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