Re: CGI/1.0: last call (fwd)
Sun, 5 Dec 93 15:48:34 +0100

Rob McCool wrote:
> 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.

> 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...

Uhm.. I must be overlooking something.. as far as I have understood it,

issuing an ISINDEX query will result in a URL like

where oldpath/file points to the document that the query was issued from,
while a form request will point to a virtual file in the /htbin dir.

Isn't that the easiest way to find whether it was a FROM request or an
ISINDEX query?



 *  Christian Neuss  %  % the humdrum