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HTTP Getter interface is based on HTTP GET method: it can indeed be contacted with a proper URL containing all parameters needed to fullfill a request.
Using HTTP Getter you can choose which servers build up your own HELM library (or, if you like, your slice of the world wide HELM library).
The Getter then takes care of mapping HELM documents' URIs to URL pointing to the real documents and uses this abstraction to fullfill user requests.
Using the Getter, the user can perform different kind of actions on the HELM library documents, mainly:
The Getter was originally written (and rewritten, and rewritten, and
...) in the Perl programming language by Claudio Sacerdoti Coen
Current version of the Getter has been fully reimplemented from scratch.
HTTP Getter is a standalone HTTP Daemon written in OCaml.In order to build HTTP Getter from sources you will need:
HTTP Getter web service is actually bound only to the HTTP GET method. All command
and parameters are encoded in the request URL. The generic format of
Getter invocations is:
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We have designed a simple web page (namely the Getter panel) which
allows a simple interaction with the Getter. Currently, the page is tuned
to be used in the context of HELM, but you can download and customize it to
Use the panel!.