Re: modular web browser

George Phillips (
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 22:57:24 +0200

Nick Arnett worte:
>The problem with taking a proxy server sort of approach is that we have
>huge customers who want to send information to people who have no Internet
>connection at all.

Sorry, I was far from clear. I didn't mean to suggest that a proxy
server approach was the way to do this, but mentioned it to show
that CGI is a rational choice for the browser <-> extension interface.
That is, I see it working like this:

browser get's protocol it doesn't understand
it builds up all the CGI environment variables etc. and
forks off some program to deal with it
program does whatever is necessary and communicates back
in the standard CGI ways

No servers and no internet necessary.