NCSA has a lot of information on CGI available online at:
Spec for CGI/1.1 (Internet Draft, now expired):
At 04:20 PM 12/4/96 PST, Tom Hastings wrote:
>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
>>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.
>>>Name: Judith A. Slein
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