On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 10:47:01AM +0200, Frank Mehnert wrote: > On Thursday 18 October 2001 20:14, Josh Hansen wrote: > > I guess the reasoning is that in FTP mode you're really just reading a > > virtual filesystem via the ftp IO slave. So in other words, HTTP is > > like your normal web browser, FTP is like your normal file manager > > program. It's just a matter of paradigm. > > Maybe, but why we differ between ftp and http? We can work in http mode Because they are completely different protocols. That's why. ;) > in the same way as in ftp mode: Following a link, going up one directory > and so on. FTP is basically a 'stripped down shell' which allows data transfers. HTTP is a protocol that only allows single document retrievals. You cannot do a 'ls -l' in HTTP. FTP is displayed just like a local disk, or any disk. "Save as..." doesn't really make sense here, just like it doesn't make sense when you read a CD-ROM or floppy. What _does_ make sense is "copy", "move", etc. Only when you use FTP over a (HTTP) proxy, then Konqueror speaks HTTP (to the proxy) and uses the proxie's directory listing mode. > I'm voting for "Save Link as..." in ftp mode. I will report an wishlist > bug. -- Jens Benecke ········ http://www.hitchhikers.de/ - Europas Mitfahrzentrale Crypto regulations will only hinder criminals who obey the law.
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