HTTP support for TeX? was: Re: [tex-live] Re: schedule for tl2004

Hans Hagen pragma at
Mon May 10 15:38:08 CEST 2004

At 13:45 10/05/2004, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

>Stefan Ulrich wrote:
>>>any chance on \input
>>>being supported (currently only on windows)
>>Are many people actually using this feature?
>the usage to me would be
>  \includegraphics{}
>which is something one does often on web pages. since I
>write my web pages in XML, which I translates to TeX to get PDF versions 
>of, working round this is a pain.

it also makes it possible to fetch data from content management systems and 
databases; some control over local caching is needed then (multiple tex 
runs) but fabrice's fetcher already supports that; it opens a new world of 


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