Another optimisation might be to have the client browser start, and then query a URL provided by you. The URL would offer a 'last-updated' date as another XML file. Comparing this with a value which you store inside your provided XML file would allow the browser to alert the user that a new file was available, and to visit your website to download a new ZIP file.
Both IE and Mozilla support loading and scripting of XML / XSL transformations
In IE you might want to read up on the xmlhttp.load and xmlhttp.send function to read remote XML files. (This will require MSXML2.6 or above)
Hope that helps, I'm not really too sure what you are trying to do, even with your description below - maybe a diagram would help us to understand your problem ?
Cheers - Neil
At 15:00 18/11/2003 +0000, Ng Hwee Hwee
From: "Ng Hwee Hwee" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Michael Scappa" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 10:27:26 +0800 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Read file
what about using cookies?
i'm desperate for enlightenment! thanx!! :o)
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