tomcat-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Talin <>
Subject SUGGESTION: Make mod_jserv non-java-specific
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2000 19:58:56 GMT
There have been a number of attempts, such as FastCGI and others, to
overcome the performance problems of CGIs, in particular the need to start a
new shell process with each request. Most of these schemes involve something
like mod_jserv, where an apache module communicates with a persistent
process that holds the actual page generation code. However, each of the
schemes I have seen is rather ad hoc, targeted towards a particular
appserver implementation or a particular language. In other words, there's
nothing along the lines of the CGI standard for "resident" programs.

It occurs to me that there is very little in the mod_jserv and the apjxxx
protocols that is specific to Java. Would it be possible to make a
mod_appserver or something like this, based on mod_jserv, that would allow
application servers to be written in any language?

In other words, what I would like to see is a language-neutral application
interface, along the lines of the CGI standard, except that it would be
oriented towards application servers. The Apache module would be one
implementation of this standardized interface.

View raw message