Re: CGI/1.1 draft

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Mon, 7 Mar 1994 10:21:51 --100

Rob writes:

> One idea I have found interesting is the idea of making some kind of
> configuration directory available. Something like CGI_CONFIG which would be
> set to a central location of CGI configuration files may be nice, but then
> people will all have to have write access to this directory. So I'm not sure
> if this would help much either. This could be set to SERVER_ROOT/conf for
> NCSA httpd, or just allow users to configure it. The point would be to
> create a central repository for CGI config. files which would be available
> on any server.

Given the option, I would prefer that script config files (including
imagemap's) have their own directory other than the SERVER_ROOT/conf dir.
I need to make special precautions against rabid scripts and I find it
much easier to keep organized (and avoid overlooking something) if all the
script-specific stuff is in a separate location. Also, it makes it slightly
easier to install new versions of the server.

Thus, I like the idea but would prefer the location SERVER_ROOT/cgi-conf

...Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA
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