[Seaside] Re: serving files from seaside
zaccone at bucknell.edu
Mon Mar 20 18:51:32 UTC 2006
> I've been unable to successfully serve any files from Seaside.
> (I've instead been saving the streams to an FTP site, and then
> serving from the FTP site to get around the problem...)
> The above code snippet raises more questions for me. Does this code
> have to be executed every time the contents of the directory changes
> (every time a new file is produced)? Do I need to create and update
> the files "index.htm" and "index.html" to reflect the contents of
> the directory?
> Do I need to restart the HttpService on port 8080 every time a new
> is added to the directory.
> Suppose I want to serve a MIDI file named "some.midi", which sits
> in the
> same directory pointed to by "FileDirectory default", and then have
> my Seaside
> page load the file into a player as follows (having started Seaside
> and executed the HTTPServer code snippet quoted above):
> fileName = 'some.midi'.
> attributeAt: 'src' put: fileName;
> attributeAt: 'controls' put: 'true';
> tag: 'embed'.
> Which doesn't work. I just see a question mark where the player
> should be.
> So, should that first line instead be:
> fileName = 'http://localhost:9090/some.midi'.
> fileName = 'http://localhost:8080/some.midi'.
> fileName = 'http://localhost:9090/seaside/some.midi'.
> fileName = 'http://localhost:8080/seaside/some.midi'.
> Any of the above with "httpd" instead of "http"
> fileName = 'http://some.midi'.
> fileName = 'httpd://some.midi'.
> fileName = 'seaside/some.midi'
> None of these seem to work. Is it because an "index.html" file is
> required (physically
> located on disk at the location pointed to by "FileDirectory
> default")? Where does
> the disk-based file directory intersect the file directory seen by
> Do "FileDirectory default" and "http://localhost:9090/seaside"
> point to the same
> I'll admit my knowledge of networking and the web is very
> fragmentary, but hopefully
> there's a succinct way of accomplishing this simple operation....??
> Thanks, again, for any help,
Have you tried
fileName := '/some.midi'.
That is, you need to replace = with := and the file name must be
preceded with a /.
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