IPP> Desperately seeking info on HTTP servers and CGI sc

IPP> Desperately seeking info on HTTP servers and CGI sc

IPP> Desperately seeking info on HTTP servers and CGI sc

Edward R Rhoads Edward_R_Rhoads at ccm.jf.intel.com
Wed Dec 4 20:06:00 EST 1996


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Tom,


A very good book on CGI scripts is the Nutshell Handbook:


    "CGI Programming on the World Wide Web" by Shishir Gundavaram,
    O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. ISBN: 1-56592-168-2


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 Rob Rhoads                   E-Mail: Edward_R_Rhoads at ccm.jf.intel.com
 Intel Corporation            
 Network Products Division    




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Subject: IPP> Desperately seeking info on HTTP servers and CGI script
Author:  ipp-owner at pwg.org at SMTPGATE
Date:    12/4/96 4:20 PM




Apparently there are a lot of books on HTTP.  However, they have a lot of 
detail and it has been reported that it is hard to find out about
HTTP servers and CGI scripts.


The IPP project has agreed as a goal that the IPP protocol can be implemented 
in an HTTP server as a CGI script that interfaces with a printer or print 
system using whatever protocol that printer or print system supports so that 
no modifications have to be made to the HTTP server, except installing the CGI 
script.


Presumably you need a separate CGI script for each such printer or print 
system job submission protocol.


So where can we find out more about what CGI scripts are and what kinds 
of things can be written in them?  Are there RFCs?  Library books?


We want to prototype the IPP protocol as we develop it.


Thanks,
Tom


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