Re: read-entity/sgml-parse and file access?

Subject: Re: read-entity/sgml-parse and file access?
From: "Mitch C. Amiano" <amiamc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 09:14:28 -0500
You can accomplish just about anything when you use a URL as an
fsi, including testing for existance. But because of the obscene
performance issues associated with an HTTP access, I'd categorize
this approach as more of a parlor trick.

You can, however, use it as a stop-gap measure.

Norman Walsh wrote:
> I'm guessing that no-replies=not-possible. Darn.
> / Norman Walsh <ndw@xxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
> | I'm experimenting with read-entity and sgml-parse and I have a
> | small problem. If I attempt either of these functions on a file
> | that doesn't exist, I get an error.  Is it possible to test for
> | the existance of the file first?  The document I'd like to read
> | might not exist (which for this application would be fine).
>                                         Cheers,
>                                           norm

Mitch C. Amiano                                         amiamc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Technical Staff Member  Advanced Design Process Group  Alcatel Network Systems
Opinions expressed are my own and are not a representation of Alcatel

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