Re: CGI SPec change (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 02:08:36 -0600
In-Reply-To: Charles Henrich <>
       "CGI SPec change" (Dec 14,  1:19am)
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To: Charles Henrich <>,
Subject: Re: CGI SPec change
 * CGI SPec change  by Charles Henrich (
 *    written on Dec 14,  1:19am.
 * Okay guys, I got an idea.  (That will solve my problem :) and hopefully make
 * everyone's life easier in handling "state" information.
 * I propose that when a server see's a URL like so:
 * http://URL;hello there;bob
 * It returns the document http://URL and then passes the whole thing to the
 * called scripts.  State information can be cleanly preserved that way.

The specification already allows this... in extra path information.

That means that if you have a script called /foo/interactive.html, and your
user accesses it with /foo/interactive.html/nodisp?100,100, you would get

/nodisp in PATH_INFO
100,100 in QUERY_STRING

Is this similar to what you have in mind?