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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Configurable nph filenames
Date Thu, 11 Jul 1996 19:37:12 GMT
Robert S. Thau wrote:
>   Is it a value, i.e. "CGI-buffering: 1024" means only buffer in 1024 byte
>   chunks, or is it a boolean?  If it's a boolean I think we should keep it
>   out of the CGI headers and make it another file type, a la the addhandler
>   patch as posted.
> Well, the reason for putting CGI- in the name is to try to avoid
> collisions with future HTTP versions; that's the only thing I feel
> strongly about.  As to the rest, we might want to take it to www-talk;
> personally, I've never used the feature and have no strong feelings
> either way.

Are we allowed to just invent headers? Suppose that header is one day defined
to mean something different? That's why I thought X-Apache- was a good idea,

On the subject of content, I think I'd like to be able to define a buffer size
and a timeout.

> However, as a matter of keeping the architecture clean, I would *not*
> want Yet Another File Type --- for a single flag, it doesn't look too
> bad, but once we had separate types for plain CGI, unbuffered scripts,
> child-checked scripts, child-checked and unbuffered scripts, and all
> the other combinations involving the *next* CGI flag bit, it really
> would start to get hard to manage.




> rst

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