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[REBOL] Re: read ftp:// error

From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 29-May-2001 23:02

At 16:40 29.5.2001 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi Joanna, > >i completely agree with you regarding the implementation of all variations >of month names around the world. But, we received our sever preconfiguered >from HP. And Users of Applications don't care about what version of OS is >running on a server they want to access with an FTP-Client.
I know. Users just want everything to happen smoothly... (even when it's not possible) Unfortunately that kind of server dependancy it's next to impossible to hide 100% because there is no sureproof way to know where all possible FTP servers are located and to what language they happen to use. If your clients are having limited set of known servers you can patch Rebol (At least I belive it ought to be possible) to handle this ..
>Why must there be any to-date conversion when i want to read a file via FTP?
I can't tell for Rebol but most logical explanation might be that it's tries to collect all info of files for displaying it on neat form. Unfortunately FTP-servers directory list output is not standatized strictly enough for it to be easily parseable. In this case looks like FTP-client tries to extract file modification date info and fails because server does not respond as expected. For more accurate quess you need to get ansver from those who really know internals of Rebol. Joanna