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From: Darren Garvey (lists.drrngrvy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-22 01:20:35

Hello all,

In preparation for working on a cgi library for the Summer of Code
(proposal:, I'd like to collect a list of
use-cases for such a library.

The purpose of this discussion isn't to decide what goes into the library
(the scope will be limited to CGI, FastCGI and possibly SCGI backends) -
although please don't let that censor your thoughts - but to ensure the
library is structured in such a way to allow the widest potential for

Of particular interest are thoughts about:
- CGI vs. HTTP: if the library worked with (for example) mod_proxy_http,
would the 'limitation' of only providing CGI variables be an acceptable
compromise for the sake of portability across protocols?
- how significant SCGI is (would anyone use it?);
- non-CGI/FastCGI/SCGI/HTTP protocols that might be of interest;
- low-level design decisions

There's going to be a lot of work put into this library over the Summer, so
now is the best time to impress your ideas on us, before they're 'set in
stone', so to speak.


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