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Re: RFC: Issue #1171: Proxy settings detection from Internet settings on Win32

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-05-10 20:13:52 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>
> On May 10, 2005, at 12:53 PM, Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>>
>> I propose to use WinHTTP to fix issue #1171. The data in the config
>> file would take precedence, of course, and on systems where WinHTTP
>> isn't available, the config would still be the only way to set proxy
>> parameters. I think parsing the PAC isn't an option, and I don't
>> want to add more Win9x-specific code without even getting auto-proxy
>> support as a bonus.
>>
>
> So the upshot of this proposal is:
>
> * Win2K-sp3 and XP systems get proxy-detection automatically
>
> * Win9X users still have to set the neon-proxy variables in the
> 'servers' file.
>
> ?

That's what I propose, yes.

Of course, one could always argue that APR should provide this
functionality, and indeed parsing PAC files /might/ be appropriate for
APR. But even if someone added that capability to APR, SVN couldn't use
ti before 2.0.

-- Brane

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