Re: CGI/1.0: last call (fwd)

Marc Andreessen (
Sat, 4 Dec 93 21:57:56 -0800

Rob McCool writes:
> Perhaps instead of using a + to test if a given request is an isindex
> request, perhaps we should use whether there is an = in the request to
> detect if it's a form request and only decode if it's not a form request.

Yup! Use =.

> The problem with that is that it leaves room for error in future
> endeavors... what if the next FORMS+ interface doesn't have = in it? The
> server shouldn't decode the string but it will if it doesn't find an =
> sign...

The next forms interface will use POST or something similar. Testing
for lack of = to determine ISINDEX is safe.