Re: Messin' with HTML content?

From: Eldad <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:54:33 +0200

I am aware of the legal implications, but there are legitimate uses too, and
some gray areas.
For a really far-fetched example: There exist client-side programs that
translate in real time web pages in other languages to English. (For example
check out
A company could, instead of installing a client on every computer, let employees
also access the web via a translating proxy. would you consider that legal?
(I'm having such great ideas that I think I'll keep them to myself from now on

But seriously, in Squid's /src directory i have dozens of files and can't find
my way through them. Is there some kind of overview, or at least could somebody
outline the process of getting a document through http and its place in the

John Cougar wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Eldad wrote:
> > I'd like to be able to slightly, let's say, modify HTML documents before
> > sending them back to the client and also caching the altered document.
> > Things like adding <meta> tags, removing banner images and other 'amusing'
> > changes.
> >
> > Has anybody done anything like this? I'm trying to understand the flow of
> > the sources, but there's just so much of them... where do I start?
> Just be aware that unsolicited alteration of content (esp. of the
> "amusing" variety) may have legal implications - this is a current topic
> of discussion in the Internet community and _will_ be a concern for all us
> caching advocates.
> (*steps off soapbox*)
> John.
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