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ANNOUNCE: Common Lisp Web Server (60.57)

From: John C. Mallery <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 16:28:40 -0500
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To: www-talk@w3.org, www-announce@w3.org
Cc: info-mcl@digitool.com, clim@bbn.com, slug@ai.sri.com, common-lisp@ai.sri.com, alu@ai.sri.com, acl@cs.columbia.edu, aisb@cogs.sussex.ac.uk, colibri@let.ruu.nl, comp-ai-nat-lang@cs.utexas.edu, corpora@hd.uib.no, elsnet-list@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, empiricists@unagi.cis.upenn.edu, IR-L@uccvma.ucop.edu, LN@frmop11.cnusc.fr, linguist@tamvm1.tamu.edu, nl-kr-mods@snyside1.sunnyside.com, laws@ai.sri.com, isafp@csf.colorado.edu, the-usual-suspects@ai.mit.edu
Server: A full-featured, production-quality, HTTP 1.1 Compliant Web server wholely written in Common Lisp is *freely* available from the following URL at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Information: http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/iiip/doc/cl-http/home-page.html

Q: Why might you care about this?

A: You might be interested in:

        * Minimizing the cycle time from conceptualization to market. 
        (Cooler than being last to market!)

        * Generating all HTML interfaces on the fly. 
        (Cooler than terabytes of legacy html!)

        * Synthesing JavaScript and Java  on the fly. 
        (Cooler than typing it in by hand!)

	* Creating 3D VRML worlds on the fly.
	(Cooler than learning OpenInventor!)

	* Using an extensible presentation lattice
	to accept input or present output.
	(Cooler than duplicating endless input validators,
	and then getting a better idea!) 

        * Developing complex or advanced Web applications. 
        (Cooler than serving static files!)

        * Creating intelligent, knowledge-based Web sites. 
        (Cooler than even an "Active-X enchanced" site!) 

Language: Common Lisp is a dynamic, object-oriented programming language that is used to develop and deploy leading-edge applications in university, government, and business settings.  This highly flexible and evolvable language has been typically used to develop large and complex artificial intelligence or natural languagge understanding systems.  These kindsof power programming tools are becoming increasingly relevant  for  Web developers as ever more is required in ever less time.

Platforms: The server presently runs with full source-compatibility on the following platforms:

        * Macintosh (MCL - Comes on the CD)

        * UNIX (Allegro, LispWorks, Lucid) (Many flavors, including SunOS, Solaris, SGI, OSF)

	* Windows NT (Allegro) (Several new Lisps currently being tuned for NT). 

        * Lisp Machines (Symbolics 8.3, Open Genera 1.0)

Additional ports are underway.

Reality: This server was the first known HTTP 1.1 implementation last August, and has subsequently
been through a second release cycle. Also included in the distribution are a program-level
client with 1.0 persistent connections, an HTML parser, and a constraint-based web walker.  
Snap up this opportunity now before the next release add new modules to the learning curve.
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 1996 16:31:07 UTC

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