Bug #8784

[Keep-web] Generate directory listings

Added by Tom Clegg about 1 year ago. Updated 4 days ago.

Status:NewStart date:03/23/2016
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Target version:2017-06-21 sprint
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Human- and machine-readable directory listings would allow browsing collections without involving Workbench.

TBD: Bookmarks to non-public collections in keep-web come with a bit of a snag, which auto-indexing could turn into a bigger practical problem. If you click a bookmark/permalink instead of going through Workbench's links/redirector, and you don't already have an active cookie from previously clicking the Workbench links, there's no option to log in -- you just get an error. You have to recognize the error yourself, find the collection in Workbench, and follow a link from there.

(Features copied from #5824's "nice to have" section)
  • Very basic formatting (bootstrap would be nice but can wait)
  • OK if we show a directory listing only at the top level, similar to the way Workbench does it.
  • Explicitly no index.html in place of directory listings.
    • This means "wget -r" can always be expected to work, but it also ensures this can't be used to host entire web sites along the lines of github pages. If we add this capability in the future we could add a -render-index flag. This would make more sense if it came with a bunch of other features anyway, like dynamically mapping vhosts to collections.

Related issues

Related to Arvados - Story #5824: [Workbench] [Keep] collection browse/download server Resolved 05/21/2015
Related to Arvados - Story #11167: [Workbench] Remove arv-get file download fallback New


#1 Updated by Brett Smith about 1 year ago

  • Target version set to Arvados Future Sprints

#2 Updated by Peter Amstutz 9 days ago

Related to this, workbench sharing links should link directly to the keep-web index page.

#3 Updated by Tom Morris 4 days ago

  • Target version changed from Arvados Future Sprints to 2017-06-21 sprint

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