CGI Suggestion

Charles Henrich (
Tue, 28 Dec 1993 11:07:23 -0500 (EST)

I would like to propose that instead of (or if we must, as well as) allowing
the embedding of information in the path (which is really poor!) we should
special case the character ';' to mean end of URL for the client. This would
allow folks to use

http://machine/documentpath;info that can be passed to programs.

In the above case the server would return the document /documentpath, but keep
the ';' information intact for scripts and programs. Forcing the server to have
to stat each directory level is an incredibly waste of resources, and thats
doubly so for AFS!



Charles Henrich Michigan State University