Re: HTTP problem or Mosaic problem?

Jon P. Knight (
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 10:26:08 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 15 Jun 1994, Larry Masinter wrote:
> One way to get a web client to launch something that then deals
> asynchronously with an information source is to do it with new MIME
> types:
> [...]
> I think a similar setup is useful for allowing someone to open up a
> VAT or NV multi-cast session via the web: have the definition for
> application/x-mcast-session
> be `a text file with a list of address/port descriptions for multicast
> audio and video'.

Or use the MIME type application/x-csh along with vsafecsh to launch the
applications using a small script supplied by the server. Check out
Anders Klemets Media on Demand Server to see how it works:

By using vsafecsh you limit the danger of naught people running dubious
scripts on your machine.


Jon Knight, Research Student in High Performance Networking and Distributed
Systems in the Department of _Computer_Studies_ at Loughborough University.
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