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From Brian Schoenhofer <br...@schoenhofer.ca>
Subject Re: cgi app under embperl::object
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 15:08:20 GMT
On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 08:45, Brian Schoenhofer wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 02:40, Gerald Richter wrote:
> > Brian Schoenhofer wrote:
> > > I have Embperl::Object setup for a directory on my Mandrake 9.2
> > > system. I have base.epl defining a page layout and would like to get
> > > a cgi app to run as if it were in a subdir of this Embperl directory.
> > > I want the cgi app to be included in my template.
> > >
> > > I have the standard Apache setup (with small Mandrake modifications)
> > > so the cgi dir is not below the dir that Embperl::Object is handling.
> > > I am thinking that if it were then it would show up in my template.
> > > This, however, would not be very secure (I don't know why but I have
> > > seen enough to know that cgi-bin is not under .../apache/htdocs due to
> > > security).
> > >
> > > What should I do?
> > >
> > 
> > If you want to include the output of your cgi script, you need to issue a
> > subrequest
> > 
> > Execute({subreq => '/cgi-bin/script.cgi'}) ;
> > 
> I was aware of the subrequest function and it works for a single
> request.  For example, the cgi app I would like to get working is a web
> calendar.  The first request to it shows it's login page nicely in my
> template.  When I login the calendar then shows up on it's own page
> without my template.  The login request goes to the cgi-bin which is
> outside of my Embperl::Object handler.
> 
> > This will include the output of the cgi script under this URI
> > 
> > Gerald
> > 
I have now noticed the EMBPERL_OBJECT_ADDPATH configuration variable. Is
it correct to assume that if I include the subdir of cgi-bin that holds
my web calendar using this config variable the whole app will show in my
template?  Is there a security concern with this approach?

Thanks for any help.

Brian



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