Server vs client actions

Kenneth.Holmlund@tp.umu.se
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 13:01:53 +0100 (MET)


From: Kenneth.Holmlund@tp.umu.se
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 13:01:53 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199601101201.NAA01474@minerva.tp.umu.se>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Server vs client actions

Hi,
This letter relates to the "last update" discussion
but I'd like to add some more general thoughts.

In my opinion the Javascript solution for "last update"
works ok both when the file is fetched from disk as
well as when it is fetched via the http. Javascript
can also do so many other things too, but I would
really like to know whether anyone can code and
include a Javascript interpreter in their browser
or whether there is some idiotic copyright stuff
slowing things down. What does SGML say about
these types of dynamic tags and is the Javascript
idea ok with you people ?

A different problem is what date should be in the
HEAD output of the http.
This is sometimes a problem with cgi-scripts for
example, and their output can't be cached although
that sometimes would be nice. 
Are there any servers out there that can ask a
cgi-script for such info ?
I'm working with the php wrapping language and when
that becomes a server module most of these server
side problems will be easy to solve.
Ken


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