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Re: Common Gateway Interface

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 08:20:58 -0400
Message-Id: <199705301221.IAA01570@devnix.agranat.com>
To: Dylan Barrell <dbarrell@hotmail.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com

>>>>> "DB" == "Dylan Barrell" <dbarrell@hotmail.com> writes:

DB> Failure to do this will force each Internet, Intranet and Extranet
DB> developer to write his own HTTP daemon in order to be assured of
DB> having access to all the information she needs.

  ...and provide each server author with an opportunity to
  differentiate their product.

DB> If we beleive that standards are a good thing (and I certainly
DB> hope we do) then we should also believe in standards which will
DB> standardise the interoperability of HTTP daemons and
DB> applications. It will benefit the industry.

  Perhaps so, but it really isn't part of the protocol between servers
  and clients.  There are organizations that focus on API definitions;
  POSIX being the best example that comes to mind.

DB> Ultimately I would like to see the interface between daemons and
DB> applications standardised [...]

  HTTP servers operate in a wide variety of environments; some are
  the sort of daemons you refer too, others are tightly integrated
  into database products, specialized applications, or special purpose
  hardware such as printers, routers, and coffepots.

  Getting the protocol agreed upon is quite difficult enough...

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Scott Lawrence           EmWeb Embedded Server       <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.        Engineering            http://www.agranat.com/
Received on Friday, 30 May 1997 05:40:15 EDT

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