Tim Anderson wrote: ...
Virtual hosting

With this approach, none of the artifacts are hosted within the public repository.
http redirection is used to direct 'virtual' artifact accesses to
the real artifact.

The limitation of this approach is that automatic artifact resolution can only work if the redirect is to the real artifact.
This rules out all of the Sun jars which require acceptance
of Sun's license first.

A tool can 'screen scrape' the redirected page, prompt the user
to accept the license and only download if the license is accepted,

If the tool is made to work like a web browser, ie show the pages and then download when the user clicks on the button, IMHO it would be perfectly acceptable.

Nicola Ken Barozzi                   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
            - verba volant, scripta manent -
   (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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