Re: More CGI Comments

John Franks (
Fri, 7 Jan 1994 09:26:02 -0600 (CST)

According to
> 3) Because of (1), (2) and my general preferences of arranging files, I find it would be
> much easier to identify executables on the server side by being able to use a server
> defined suffix (notwithstanding the previous arguments against this) for these files
> (e.g., .cgi).
> Rich
> ----
> Rich Brandwein
> AT&T Bell Labs

Despite, having been vigorously involved in the "previous arguments
against this", I nevertheless am implementing exactly this in the
gn server. I finally decided that this is the least of several evils.
The winning argument for me was that this is the simplest scheme
for server maintainers to understand which is also consitent with the
current CGI standard.

John Franks Dept of Math. Northwestern University