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Re: CGI???

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 07:47:24 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199511101347.HAA05054@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
To: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
According to Mike Meyer:
> 
> 3) The CGI command line description has some serious errors. You don't
> get an argument only for ISINDEX query; not even according to this
> spec. An imagemap query meets the criteria as stated, and the NCSA 1.3
> implementation certainly provided an argument (and the supplied
> imagemap program expected one). I also don't see any reason to
> restrict the argument to a GET request, unless you want to actively
> discourage people from putting data in command line arguments.
> 

My recollection from the time the spec at NCSA was written is that
everyone did want to discourage people from putting data in 
command line arguments.  Some people wanted to completely exclude
it, but that was ruled out because of its existing use with ISINDEX.
I think it was decided to allow it only in ISINDEX.

John Franks
Received on Friday, 10 November 1995 05:50:43 EST

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