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Re: [Bug-wget] Metalink support

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Metalink support
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:53:51 +0200
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Am Freitag, 3. Juli 2015, 18:15:27 schrieb Anthony Bryan:
> >> $ wget
> >> --input-metalink=http://www.metalinker.org/samples/dsl-3.3.iso.metalink
> I'm not sure what the typical wget user expects, but here are some examples.
> if you keep the current behavior, it might be helpful to print to the
> user that they've downloaded a metalink, and how to make wget use it.
> aria2 (another command line metalink downloader) uses these commands
> to download the metalink and process it (download the file described
> by it & do a hash check) by default. you have to specify
> '--follow-metalink=false' to only download the metalink XML file.
> curl on the other hand just downloads the metalink XML file by default
> (like any other file), and requires a '--metalink' option to process a
> local file or URL. (examples & help/man pages follow)

The above example is not promoted as a metalink file :-(
Wget's behaviour is absolutely perfect in this case:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache/2.4.12
Last-Modified: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:50:21 GMT
ETag: "25d4-4d6d18dc2d087"
Content-Type: application/x-iso9660-image
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:47:34 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Via: 1.1 varnish
Age: 0
Content-Length: 9684

Only if it were a 
        Content-Type: application/metalink+xml 
        Content-Type: application/metalink4+xml 

the target should be automatically loaded... IMO.

Anthony, why does the server promote the file a x-iso9660-image ?
Is it a bug or a feature ?

Regards, Tim

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