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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject RE: CGI workups (was WinBuild)
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2000 03:32:31 GMT
> From: Bill Stoddard []
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 9:53 AM
> > our coding (there seems to be many bad Win32 CGI things going on!)
> What are you seeing? I am pretty familier with the code so 
> maybe it is a
> quick fix. At one time is was working reasonable well but I 
> may have broken
> it with the non-blocking pipes.

My other biggie is to create a mapping table function to allow
administrators to quickly map, say, all /usr/bin/perl to 
/home/usr/bin/perl (or for windows folks, map /usr/bin/perl
to c:\program files\perl\bin\perl :-)

This is a big hangup I have provided all the websites I cross
test and code for... when silly things like that change alot
I'm always forgetting to trip it.

I'm also less than pleased with any of the registry handling
stuff, since everything after the %1 script name argument is
lopped off (and may be critical, such as a perl switch).  
I'd also like to see an override (or exclusive control) option 
within the registry, to override today's options:

                   \command  commandstring

with something like

         \shell (possibly httpd or apache instead)
                   \command  commandstring

which would allow web admins not to worry about people trying
to serve up .doc files with notepad :-)  The advantage to 
keeping shell is that they could edit these with the Windows
Explorer options dialog.

Just ideas I'm playing with.

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