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Re: [help-GIFT] error when starting Charmer applet--SUCCESS

From: Robin Wu
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] error when starting Charmer applet--SUCCESS
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 06:38:05 -0700 (PDT)

yes, you're right. it's due to the web server.

I didn't configure the web server.  After I configure it and restart the web server, both php interface and Charmer can work.
Now, I am studying the details.

thanks a lot

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Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 2:46:31 PM
Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] error when starting Charmer applet

You can judge it by finding out if you can call a web page from your machine. That is not a GIFT problem, it is rather a problem if you know what a web server is and how to get one going.

No, GIFT does not start a web server. GIFT is a MRML server. You need a client to connect to it. This was the starting point of the discussion.

GIFT listens on port 12789 for incoming MRML requests (i.e. XML documents) and sends XML documents back.

A web server usually listens on port 80 for incoming HTTP requests that are answered using HTTP responses.

In the case at hand you want to run a JAVA applet, SnakeCharmer. This is usually served into your web browser by a web server. Once this is done, the JAVA will send MRML requests to the GIFT server to get lists of matching images given an image URL and then HTTP requests to get the image thumbnails to display.

JAVA can display these images only if the images come from the same source as the applet. It  can send MRML requests only if the server it sends the requests to is the same as the applet source.

I gotta run, if you have any more questions, please do not hesitate.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Robin Wu <address@hidden>
Date:  Sun, 7 Sep 2008 19:53:12 -0700 (PDT)

>Sorry, I don't know how to judge the web server is working.
>Does $gift start a web server, "Waiting for connection..." mean it is working?
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>To: Robin Wu <address@hidden>; Henning Müller <address@hidden>
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>Sent: Sunday, September 7, 2008 3:01:39 PM
>Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] error when starting Charmer applet
>>>    applet can not be initialized in both cases.  it seems the address
>>>  can not be found.  ###
>> Well, have you got a working web server?

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