[the-datatank] URI's with non html schemes

Jan Vansteenlandt vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:29:15 UTC 2012

Hi list,

Euhm, the dependencies on where u get your data is only as limited as php (
or any additional library of php ). I think the file_get_contents (
http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php ) gets almost every
file on the web with is parameters, even ftp. So if you have i.e. a
resource called "myresource" and it takes an ftp url as a parameter u can
access it in the read(..) function, then fill it in, in the
file_get_contents function, and boom goes the dynamite.

Hopefully this was somewhat an answer to your question!

Best regards,


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Marc Portier <marc.portier at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dudes,
> Haven't tried yet and couldn't find any docs on this, but maybe one of you
> just knows:
> Can I use
>   https://,
>   file:///,
>   ftp://, or even
>   data:
> URI's in the datatank to collect the data?
> A simple (, or set of) "Yes" will make me happy :)
> Thx,
> -marc=
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