Re: extend CGI

Ari Luotonen (
Tue, 4 Oct 1994 14:17:58 +0100

> I don't see a variable for that "extra info" that comes
> after the script name in some cases. For example, imagemap has to
> have some reference to which map to use. Now I've argued that we
> should use something other than a slash to delimit the "extra" from
> the path to imagemap, but it doesn't matter. As long as the server
> knows what to do, it can isolate the "extra" and stash it in an
> environment variable. So ... what do we call that variable?
> I'm thinking PATH_EXTRA. This is to compliment PATH_INFO,
> PATH_TRANSLATED, and SCRIPT_NAME, none of which (I think) do what

PATH_INFO is exactly what you're asking. The delimiter issue was
argued 'til boredom half a year ago... :-)


Ari Luotonen
Mosaic Communications Corp.
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Mountain View, CA 94041, USA