put URL "the Address" and get a directory?
albrecht at act-net.com
Mon Feb 23 13:37:04 CST 2004
> Is it possible to get a *directory* of a web site, rather than the
> default "index.html" file?
That's not a function of the client (e.g. your application) but solely
of the server. Sending a http-GET to a directory, not a specific file,
has to be handled by the server. Most hosters forbid directory listings
(naturally, due to security issues). Using Apache you can easily use
"options +indexes" if you are allowed to use ".htaccess" files in the
directory you would like to "browse".
But the result is not a "directory"! It is a single file (text) being
generated by the webserver.
Listing directories via HTTP is not possible using the HTTP protocol
itself. You would have to use some on-top-protocols like webDAV to get a
directory handle from a non-specific http-"GET" command.
I hope this is of any help,
A.C.T. / Level-2
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