Support importing files over HTTP?

Ted Lemon 12 years ago updated 12 years ago 4
Currently you have support for WebDAV, which is really cool, so I was a bit frustrated to discover that you don't actually support read-only URLs (that is to say, regular web pages) for import. It seems like this would be a fairly easy tweak, and it would really help my workflow: in order to review an IETF document, I want to get the document into an editor and then work my way through it. But since WebDAV only supports read/rwrite servers, I can't do this: I have to first transfter the document to some computer at my house, and then set up a WebDAV server on that computer so that I can open the document, and then finally open the document using WebDAV.

I realize that there are a variety of ways to make this work, and it's not a showstopper for me, but it would really enhance the workflow to be able to have this feature, at least for me. :)
Oh, as a site note, it would also be helpful to be able to upload documents using HTTP form submit. But I realize that's a _lot_ harder, since you have to have a fully-functional web browser to get to the point of being able to submit the form.

Hi Ted,

for Textastic 3.1 I have implemented a custom url scheme: 

In Safari, you can tap on the address bar and replace the http:// part of a url with textastic:// - as soon as you hit enter, Textastic will open and download this URL. 

I will submit 3.1 to Apple soon. 

See also http://feedback.textasticapp.com/topic/61725-custom-url-scheme-support/
hey ted,

while waiting on the textastic update you can user ihtml plus. it's available for free in the app store.