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RE: [TV] Introduction and request for advice


Having had the same issue myself I found it best to download the default
directory listing and then parse that to get the filenames, a little messy
but it works well.

In the past Andrew has mentioned making available tarred versions of all the
files, this would then mean only downloading 1 file and getting rid of this
issue.  I'm not sure of he has done this yet, I've certainly saw no mention
of it anywhere.



-----Original Message-----
From: Hart, Jamie [mailto:Jamie.Hart@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 10 June 2003 10:13
To: 'tvdevel@xxxxxxxx'
Subject: [TV] Introduction and request for advice

Hi All,

I am currently writing a program to download the listing data, parse it and
make it available to a program called WhatOn, a Palm based TV Guide from

However, I'm having a problem, I am using the Microsoft Wininet HTTP calls
to download the files which is fine except it does not have a way to
retrieve a list of available files from the web server.

So, has anyone else who is downloading the data programmatically figured out
a way to scan for files or do you have a local configuration file which
holds the filenames?



P.S. As you may gather, this HTTP stuff is new to me, sorry if this is a
dumb question.
"The theoreticians have proven that this is unsolvable,
but there's three of us, and we're smart..."  
                Dr Arthur Norman (Cambridge University) 

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