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From "Life is hard, and then you die." <>
Subject Re: Core server caching
Date Fri, 30 Oct 1998 07:16:12 GMT

On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> Dean wants examples of useful applications of this which don't amount to
> complete kludges... CGI -> SSI is a total kludge, you can do everything
> the SSI can do from the CGI itself.  Or you could use a real language like
> perl or php and get rid of the SSI that way.  So CGI->SSI is a really
> boring application.

Layered i/o is *really* useful for things like Content-MD5 and Digest's
"qop=auth-int" (which also calculates an md5 hash) so that these will
work even if the output does not come from a file. The current
implementation of Content-MD5 sucks (apart from the fact that it only
works for files)...



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