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Re: Resend: Re: IPP> Chunked POST: SUMMARY

From: Nick Webb <nwebb@auco.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 22:53:45 GMT
To: fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu
Cc: ipp@pwg.org, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <88256701.0078F8A5.00@notes.auco.com>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/336

>An IPP server is not going to be a general-purpose HTTP server,
>and implementing it as a CGI script would be braindead anyway,

That sounds like a very considered opinion, can you elucidate?

For the record, we've implemented IPP as CGI (well, a set of C++ functions
called by our general purpose embedded web server) and all seems to be
running fine. I can think of many reasons why you'd want to base it on an
existing web server, not the least of which is keeping the code size
reasonable. I would imagine that most printer OEMs would do a lot of soul
searching before deciding to use two separate instances of much the same
code in a printer...
Nick Webb
Auco, Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 27 January 1999 07:28:25 UTC

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