Re: extend CGI

Chris Shenton (
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 14:07:57 +0100

On Wed, 5 Oct 1994 03:06:27 +0100, (Ari Luotonen) said:

Ari> Yep, except that the slash is included in it, so it's /extra
Ari> PATH_TRANSLATED is the result of translating that as if client
Ari> had asked for it, so it might be /some/directory/foo/bar/extra

Does this in any way allow me to specify a relative path which can be
expanded by CGI as the full path? I'd like to be able to say


and have the script be able to determine that it really needs to play with


or whatever. The absolute paths make it real hard to move hierarchies
around, trade 'em with your friends, etc.

Perhaps if I explicitely wanted an absolute path, I'd specify
something like:


with a double slash.