Re: Local program exection in WWW browsers
Wed, 13 Apr 1994 16:17:08 +0000

> >In order to make full use of WWW browsers I'd like them to execute local
> >programs, possibly using their output as HTML (ie a local CGI script).
> Why not just have your local server execute it as a cgi-bin script?

Because the local server can't apply access permissions as reliably - e.g.,
if I use the local server, it accesses the files as www,www. If the file
is read only by me, or read-only to a group that I belong, this won't work.
I want to use the built in UNIX permissions and not have to set up special
access files - this is for local access only, not general use over the network.