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  1. ManifoldCF
  2. CONNECTORS-727

generic connector

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: ManifoldCF 1.3
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      OK, this is tricky, but really nice idea. I was thinking about indexing some sources which do not have API, or API does not provide information needed by Manifold, or there is dedicated system and IT team that can easily add some API.

      Now you have to write dedicated connector and probably some API extension, plugin, etc that would talk with each other to provide seeds, versions and documents. Which requires knowledge on how to write Manifold connectors AND knowledge about system - there is no so many programmers that know both systems

      So lets make things easier - provide "generic" Manifold connector that works with "generic" API (ie XML over HTTP which is really easy to implement in any language). This API and protocol are strictly defined and specified. Then to integrate with the custom document repository one has to only implement API entry point which follow those specifications.

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            • Assignee:
              kwright@metacarta.com Karl Wright
              Reporter:
              redguy666 Maciej Lizewski
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