Re: Semicolon's for all

Tony Sanders (sanders@BSDI.COM)
Fri, 31 Dec 1993 17:04:10 -0600

> Im amazed at the massive pushback at adding something that wont break anything,
> even when CGI is still in its infancy. What happens in a year when folks want
> to add something and CGI is well entrenched?

#1 It *DOES* break things, it breaks things that people will want to do in
the future, it's a kludge and it's not orthogonal with the rest of the
system; that's why I'm against it.

#2 You have not presented a single valid case for ';' being part of the
CGI spec and we have presented several arguments against it.

Server side includes are *NOT* part of the CGI spec and would require
seperate consideration. Perhaps Rob will address this issue.
This *is* a good point, and something that needs to be addressed but
it doesn't affect CGI (not directly anyway).

> Of course, if your running on a RS/6000 with lots of memory (as I am) spawning
> and executing are virtually instantaneous as its all out of ram, and nothing
> ever hits the disk or network.
> It is rediculus that to serve up documents I must spawn a huge scripting
> language to emulate a server (which I already have running!).
Do I detect a contradiction here? :-)