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From: Chris Frey (cdfrey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-25 17:25:21


I assume this is already known, but just in case it is overlooked, I hope
the people working on this Summer of Code project take a look at
existing implementations for ideas.

One, for example, is Peter Simons' libfastcgi:

- Chris

On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 06:20:35AM +0100, Darren Garvey wrote:
> 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
> expansion.
> 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.
> Regards,
> Darren
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