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Informational Document: ILU Requestor

From: Daniel W. Connolly <connolly@beach.w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 13:23:16 -0500
Message-Id: <m0tukLM-0002U6C@beach.w3.org>
To: www-talk@w3.org

A new informational document is available in the W3C tech reports archive:

This work is related to the W3C activity area "WWW and OOP"
	http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/OOP/Activity

[W3C:] WD-ilu-requestor-960307

                             The ILU Requester:
                      Object Services in HTTP Servers

                     W3C Informational Draft 07-Mar-96

This version:
     http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-ilu-requestor-960307
Latest version:
     http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-ilu-requestor
Authors:
     Paul Everitt, Digital Creations <paul@digicool.com>

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Status of this document

This document provides information for the W3C members and other interested
community. This document does not specify a W3C standard of any kind.

Feedback should be directed to the author.

A list of current W3C documents can be found at:
http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR

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Abstract

The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is not scaling to meet the requirements
of today's dynamic, interactive webs. For this reason, multiple vendors have
proposed C callable APIs. These APIs allow authors to alleviate the
performance penalty of CGI, and allow tighter integration of add-in modules.
Unfortunately, this comes at the price of complexity and portability.

This document describes a new model for extending WWW servers. First, HTTP
is captured using an interface specification, which eliminates the
ambiguities of interpretating a standards-track document. This interface is
then implemented atop a particular httpd's API. Finally, all of this is done
using a standard distributed object model called ILU.

Digital Creations' work on our ILU Requester reflects this design and shows
its advantages. This paper describes the ILU Requester.
Received on Thursday, 7 March 1996 13:23:18 GMT

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