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Re: Anyone doing these yet?
- Date: 19 Jan 2000 11:17:31 -0500
- From: Mike Fletcher <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Anyone doing these yet?
>>>>> "KM" == Meltzer, Kevin <KMeltzer@USCO.com> writes:
KM> Has anyone worked on a web-to-bot interface or an 'answering
KM> machine' system as of yet?
I'd thought about some sort of module to drive a browser from
the server mode (netscape -remote '...' type thing), and then thought
that a better solution might be to embed a small http server. You'ld
have to either post process results (insert anchors around URLs and
the like), and/or extend the Infobot::Message class to have a method
analagous to the HTTP Accepts header and let those modules that want
return text/html formatted responses when apropriate.
Not that I've done anything about it yet. :/
On a somewhat related tangent, is there any way to fire off a
request to the bot from within a handler? One idea for implementing
the browser-driving I had was to implement a `show urls (in|for)' that
somehow obtained the returned stuff from whatever the argument it was
given produced and then scaned that for URLs.
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