link indirection

Stan Letovsky (letovsky-stan@CS.YALE.EDU)
Wed, 04 May 94 11:23:45 -0400

I have a program that runs as an httpd script and produces html from
database accesses. I would like to add a redirection capability that
would allow it to generate an URL, pass it to the appropriate server,
and relay the results back to its own client. To do this I presumably
have to embed the minimal httpd client functionality of URL-resolving
into my code. I looked at Mosaic-2.4, and libwww2/HTTP.c seems to be
the relevant piece, but it depends on a lot of other code in this
module, and I would rather not have to include all of it if I
don't have to. Is there a bare-bones description of the client-side
of the httpd protocol anywhere?

Thanks. -Stan