Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on... (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1993 13:37:36 -0600
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       "Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on..." (Dec 29,  4:51pm)
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 * Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on...  by Charles Henrich (
 *    written on Dec 29,  4:51pm.
 * I agree wholeheartedly, my original intent was to make the scheme cleaner and
 * allow for a more efficent implementation.  the stat() call on local unix
 * systems is a waste of resources, and on a AFS system a whole lot of wasted
 * resources.  (We run AFS all over here)
 * My scheme was simply to have the server ignore everything beyond the first
 * semicolon found in the URL.  That information would then be passed (in any
 * number of ways) to the scripts that get called.  This format works quite well
 * in satisfying the following parameters:

I agree, I think your original proposal was the best yet, I only wish you
had made it a month ago; at the time, I didn't see any problem with what we
were doing.

 * > 3) Is this file/script to be executed or treated as text
 * The srm.conf file.  Or heaven forbid the execute bit on the file, after all,
 * unix has been using the EXECUTE bit to mean that the file is EXECUTABLE (go
 * figure) for the longest of times..

Yes, but John has already expressed his distaste for putting magic names in
config files for script execution.