Re: CGI/1.1 draft (John Franks)
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 22:38:13 --100
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From: (John Franks)
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Subject: Re: CGI/1.1 draft
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According to Ari Luotonen:
> > I like the idea of a data root directory environment variable.  At 
> > user request I have already implemented this as a non-standard feature
> > in GN. 
> Then what would I do?  cern_httpd doesn't have a single document
> root, and there is no reason why it should.  I would like to see
> DOCUMENT_ROOT as a server-specific feature rather than dictated
> by the spec.

Well, there is no reason that the value of the DOCUMENT_ROOT can't
depend on the URL, so you could accomodate multiple roots.  But
I don't have strong feelings on this.  I would be happy with having
it be server-specific.

You should be aware however, that (as someone described recently in 
a www-talk post) script writers are taking PATH_TRANSLATED and
trying to delete PATH_INFO from the end to obtain a document root.
They are doing this because their scripts need to access more than
one asscociated file.  How will this work with cern_httpd?