Mon Feb 28 16:54:00 GMT 2000
>From: DJ Delorie <email@example.com>
>I would think that if you can use IE to view pages outside the
>firewall, you should be able to use those same DLLs and configuration
>to download *any* file from your application. I have no idea how to
>do this, of course, but it's one of those things MS keeps touting as
That's what WININET is. It is the API that IE uses to access the Internet.
It includes the user's proxy settings and does not require you to prompt for
a user name or password. Although in some situations it may prompt the user
for his password or initiate a dialout to connect to the ISP. (These are all
things I don't want to code from scratch or first principles for our British
> > BTW, I have the compression code in the setup program.
>Good. Can it auto-detect gzip vs bzip vs uncompressed, and tar vs
To clarify, right now it is just the compression code to extract the
compressed cygwin1.dll, gzip.exe and tar.exe files from the resources of
setup.exe. The application currently handles gzipped packages. I will add
bzip and zip support after the "intelligent behavior" and download
automation is coded.
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