Re: CGI and typing files by suffix

Tony Sanders (sanders@BSDI.COM)
Mon, 10 Jan 1994 11:16:21 -0600

> > The `;' scheme simply has too many drawbacks (namely you can't front-end
> > existing directory hierarchies with scripts).
> It's a matter of taste of what's cleaner, and thats not what im pushing for,
> its the useless stat calls that are driving me nuts here. Let me explain what
> happens on an AFS filesystem when you stat something thats not existant.
This is an implemenation issue, E.g., Plexus uses a config file instead
of doing stat()'s. The current protocol does *NOT* imply that you must
use stat() calls to decide what is what.

> > Using the execute bit, where available, is probably the best plan.
> I concur, and agree, and wish it were so. :)

I disagree with myself here. I've decided that I like have this in a
config file like Plexus does. It's more secure and it's tons faster.

I don't understand why you are concuring on this point. Using the
execute bit implies doing all the stat()'s which you are so against.