RE: revised proposal for file upload from browser to server
Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Wed, 02 Nov 94 06:44:00 PST
Just for the record, in the neolithic environment of DOS/Windows, there is
no guarantee that a helper application can function as a separate process
that takes over the TCP/IP socket to the Web server. Some Windows TCP/IP
versions that conform to the WinSock API may allow it, but it is not
required by the spec. The best that can be done is to write the helper as a
DLL (dynamically-linked library, similar to a UNIX shared library).
This is overcome in Windows NT, as a socket is just a special kind of file
descriptor. Does anyone have enough Windows95 experience to comment on its
Mark Fisher Thomson Consumer Electronics
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