Re: extend CGI

Ari Luotonen (
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 14:39:13 +0100

> Ari> PATH_TRANSLATED is the result of translating that...
> Does this in any way allow me to specify a relative path which can be
> expanded by CGI as the full path?

Well, that's exactly what it does.

If you want this:

> I'd like to be able to say
> /cgi-bin/myscript/file-in-this-dir
> and have the script be able to determine that it really needs to play with
> /usr/local/WWW/documents/project/smell-server/file-in-this-dir

You would just have an Alias (or Map/Pass in CERN httpd) for
/file-in-this-dir to the absolute path.

> Perhaps if I explicitely wanted an absolute path, I'd specify
> something like:
> /cgi-bin/myscript//full/leading/path/dir/file-in-this-dir
> with a double slash.

That's not such a hot idea -- double slashes get removed by most

-- Cheers, Ari --