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Re: W3C WWWDaemon 3.1 ?

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 09:52:45 -0400
Message-Id: <9508181352.AA10522@www20>
To: JP.Martin-Flatin@ecmwf.int
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
> Now that WWWLibrary 3.1 has been released by W3C, are there any plans for
> WWWDaemon 3.1, i.e. effectively a replacement for CERN httpd 3.0 which is
> about a year old now ?

There has been a lot of discussion about the future of the CERN httpd 3.0 for 
which support and maintenance now is provided by W3C at MIT and INRIA. It is 
correct that development was slowed down after the 3.0 came out - mainly due 
to insufficient human resources.

W3C _will_ provide a reference server implementation which will be distributed 
under W3C conditions. It is not yet clear how close it will be to the original 
CERN server. The main reason being that the W3C Reference Library on which it 
is based has changed significantly and that server technology has changed as 
well. It will therefore take a substantial amount of work but we are the phase 
of assigning resources to the project. The current time frame for such a 
server has been scheduled for about 6 months from now - but of course this 
could be improved by outside contributions!

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Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, <frystyk@w3.org>
World-Wide Web Consortium, MIT/LCS NE43-356
545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139, USA
Received on Friday, 18 August 1995 09:53:02 GMT

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