Re: CERN httpd and libwww 2.14 released

Ari Luotonen (
Wed, 17 Nov 93 10:45:36 +0100

> I have a created an env. variable called "SERVER_SOFTWARE" which contains
> NCSA/1.0a6 right now. Is this what you had in mind?

Let me clear out any misconseptions before we have a war again.
All I said was that scripts written for our server now will not
be broken by next versions like they were this time, which was
very unlucky.

I didn't promise that scripts will be compatible with final NCSA
1.0 because it doesn't exist yet. But once they release it I'll
introduce any environment variables etc it might have to make
it possible for scripts to run on different servers.

All I have "frozen" are the parameters, the format of output, and
my hands this morning. I have no mention about any environment
variables or anything else yet so I can do whatever I need with

> I'd like to see a uniform script interface as well.

So would I -- so will you put the unescaping and parsing to your
server?? :-) It's crazy to leave it for scripts since there exists
a standard way of doing it and scripts would do this anyway. And
no information is lost.

And my ten cents about XMosaic <ISINDEX> incident: it's very
nice, I use it, it makes other people use it, and finally all
the browsers will have to support this new way of rendering
it although it is in conflict with the DTD. I say nothing more.

-- Cheers, Ari --