Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on... (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1993 15:18:12 -0600
In-Reply-To: (Robert S. Thau)
       "Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on..." (Dec 30,  2:56pm)
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Subject: Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on...
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 * Re: CGI, semicolons, and so on...  by Robert S. Thau (
 *    written on Dec 30,  2:56pm.
 * Finally, in regards to 'nph' --- here's a somewhat wooly suggestion: Add
 * another possible keyword to the keys that the server recognizes when
 * parsing script output, along with "Content-type:" and "Location:" ---
 * something like 'Verbatim:'.  Then mandate that if the first characters of
 * the script's output are "Verbatim:\n", the rest of it will be passed to the
 * client unaltered.  As far as I can tell, this is backward compatible.  How
 * about it?

Was brought up in the original nph- discussions... in fact the spec had
something like that for a week or two. The problem is, the entire reason for
nph- is to allow the script direct access to the client without *any* server
intervention... in other words, the server has to know that a script is
going to put out its own header before execution... therefore, the question
was either to make a naming convention or have the server authors add
configuration options. The former was eventually chosen.