link indirection

Stan Letovsky <letovsky-stan@CS.YALE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 4 May 1994 17:28:08 +0200
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From: Stan Letovsky <letovsky-stan@CS.YALE.EDU>
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Subject: link indirection
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I have a program that runs as an httpd script and produces html from
database accesses. I would like to add a redirection capability that
would allow it to generate an URL, pass it to the appropriate server,
and relay the results back to its own client. To do this I presumably
have to embed the minimal httpd client functionality of URL-resolving
into my code.  I looked at Mosaic-2.4, and libwww2/HTTP.c seems to be
the relevant piece, but it depends on a lot of other code in this
module, and I would rather not have to include all of it if I
don't have to. Is there a bare-bones description of the client-side
of the httpd protocol anywhere?

Thanks. -Stan