Re: CGI Suggestion

Rob McCool (
Thu, 30 Dec 1993 12:00:48 -0600

* CGI Suggestion by Charles Henrich (
* written on Dec 28, 11:07am.
* I would like to propose that instead of (or if we must, as well as) allowing
* the embedding of information in the path (which is really poor!) we should
* special case the character ';' to mean end of URL for the client. This would
* allow folks to use
* http://machine/documentpath;info that can be passed to programs.
* In the above case the server would return the document /documentpath, but keep
* the ';' information intact for scripts and programs. Forcing the server to have
* to stat each directory level is an incredibly waste of resources, and thats
* doubly so for AFS!
* Thoughts?

Actually, I'm going to add a small patch I came up with over the holidays
which will make the average case require one stat, which is fairly