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Virtual hosts and other features in Jigsaw?

From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <alex@access.com.au>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 20:18:08 +1000
Message-Id: <v02140b08ae4b18a81dd1@[]>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
I remember a long while ago, Bruce Nelson asked if Virtual Hosts would be
supported in Jigsaw. At that time the answer Anselm gave was, it is
possible to write and maybe he will do it in next release.

Now the time for the next release is slowly drawing close and I would like
to repeat the question.

Is that still feasible to do, how hard it is to do and is it going to be in
next release?

The reason I would like to know is because I describe Jigsaw to different
people and they say: "Yeah, it does sound very feature reach and flexible,
but what are the downsides?". The major downsides are no virtual hosting,
no security(SSL) and relatively slow. Out of those three, SSL is just
impossible for the moment, relatively slow will be fixed by JIT compiler,
but virtual hosting is a special issue.

If I understood correctly, it is not so hard to implement it. Definitely
not as hard as proxy. However, this is the feature many people think a
server should be able to do, so when it is not there.... :-{

So, what is the state of it?

And as a by the way question: Is it possible to have a list of upcoming
enhancements and new resources, so people know in which direction they can
spend their energy and in which they should not?

As an example, I might be writing huge
cookie-tracing-referrer-related-set-of-filters(I am not :-}) and I would be
very upset if in the next release of Jigsaw somebody already wrote that and
my 4 weeks efforts were duplication of existing code. On another hand, if I
knew that, I would spend those 4 weeks on huge
java-on-the-fly-parsing-resource or writing HTML generator(I just might :-}

Still digging,
Ps. Am I becoming Jigsawgelist (Jigsaw Evangelist) or just converted into
"the true browser" religion :-}

--------| I feel as confused as a baby in a topless bar. |--------
Received on Thursday, 29 August 1996 06:18:44 UTC

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