Re: [Q] Anyone using path info?

From: Robert Szarka (
Date: Sun, Sep 05 1999

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 02:46:30 -0400 (EDT)
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From: Robert Szarka <>
Subject: Re: [Q] Anyone using path info?

At 08:05 AM 9/4/99 , Terje Bless wrote:
>I have a patch sitting ready that will make the validator use the CGI
>module (which, among other things, will make file upload trivial to
>implement). Using CGI rather then rolling your own CGI routines is also
>much more efficient and makes for a far cleaner implementation.
>However, to remain bugwards compatible with the existing validator, I had
>to keep most of the old CGI code to deal with the cruft that /might/ be in
>the extra path info part of the request. That is not a good situation. It
>makes the code rather hairy and it partly defeats the purpose of using
>Does anyone actually use this feature?

By "additional cruft" do you mean something like the following?

or is there *real* cruft that can go in there I don't know about?

The usage above could/should be replaced with

on that particular page, actually, but I could see how the other approach
would be useful for automating validation or using a handy list of pages to
validate...  Arguably, someone that wants to automate validation should
probably just run the validator on their own site.  I keep meaning to get
around to setting it up for myself and my customers, so I guess if you
improved the code it might encourage me to do it.  :)


Robert Szarka [RS495]
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DownCity, LLC
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