downloading non-compressed files

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sat May 24 10:58:49 PDT 2003

On May 23, 2003 01:08 pm, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> during unpack if <reference> is used anyways because if the file doens't
> exist on the server, it returns something anyways (a html formatted error
> message). This probably won't happen when FTP it used, but it does happen
> when HTTP is used. I haven't looked into it much but I suppose curl can be
> told to not write a file if an error like 404 is returned.

The <download> tag by Vassili handles non-existant files properly. Neven are 
you planning on integrating the download patch into the next nALFS? As well 
as fixing up the <reference> part of the <unpack> code?

Gerard Beekmans

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