[kepler-dev] BinaryFileReader

Efrat Jaeger efrat at sdsc.edu
Tue Oct 12 11:28:32 PDT 2004

Hi Dan,

Thanks for pointing out. The current version of BinaryFileReader cannot open
URLs. I'll take care of it ASAP.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Higgins" <higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu>
To: "Efrat Jaeger" <efrat at sdsc.edu>; "Kepler-Dev"
<kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:02 AM
Subject: [kepler-dev] BinaryFileReader

> Hi Efrat,
>     I was looking into using your BinaryFileReader actor to read a
> binary URL (i.e. something like
> "http://www.nceas.uscb.edu/~higgins/garp/world.dxl"). Reading a remote
> http URL works fine with the PTII FileReader actor but it won't handle
> binary files. Are you aware of this?
>     I am interested because I was looking into using a workflow to load
> additional data for kepler; e.g. GARP example data. If we could simply
> load binary files from http servers in a workflow, we might be able to
> make the kepler installer smaller and more robust.
> Dan
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