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Re: url-cache - (require 'url)

From: Mark Plaksin
Subject: Re: url-cache - (require 'url)
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 21:49:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Maybe there's a better approach to the problem I'm trying to solve.  I want
>> to add support for ETags to nnrss in Gnus.  To do that, nnrss needs access
>> to HTTP headers.  nnrss currently uses mm-url-insert which calls
>> url-insert-file-contents.  Those seem like the right functions to use but
>> they don't provide access to the HTTP headers.
> Why do they seem better to you than url-retrieve (or even url-http) given
> the fact that they do not give you the info you need?

Because url-insert-file-contents does some coding-system things that I
assume are important for inserting URLs into buffers.  I don't know
anything about coding-systems.  I could write a new function that uses
url-retrieve or url-http but I'd probably have to duplicate the
coding-system parts which seems wasteful.

It also seems that other applications that want to insert the contents of a
URL could benefit from having access to HTTP headers.

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