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Re: Probably FAQ: Implementing a server....

From: <jose.kahan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 10:25:43 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <200008080825.KAA05336@tuvalu.inrialpes.fr>
To: Peter Stamfest <peter.stamfest@eunet.at>
CC: www-lib@w3.org
(Reposting because it didn't get sent to the list)

Hello Peter,

In our previous episode, Peter Stamfest said:
> On Sun, 6 Aug 2000, Raffaele Sena wrote:
> 
> Can anybody confirm this? Are there alternatives [jigsaw is NOT an option 
> due to java]? 

It was removed from libwwwi. Henrik wrote:
 
  The miniserver was really just an experiment and as you say is broken
  badly now. Although you can use the libwww for handling parts of a
  server (the old CERN server used the file access module, for example),
  it is an entirely different affair implementing the whole server in
  libwww. This is not something that I have in mind doing.

> >     The HTTP module used to contain some server and proxy code, but I think
> >     it has been removed.

I remember that Henrik added that code again at some point. However, I don't
know what is its status.

I think that the best alternative is to try to use Apache or some other
library. libwww (IMO) is mostly suited for client applications.

-Jose
Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2000 04:25:49 GMT

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