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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 17:29:25 +0200
Reply-To: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." at Sep 13, 99 08:07:53 am
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Bob Leif:

> Unfortunately,
> <form METHOD= "post" ACTION="file://C|\Ada_Work\html_small_read.exe" >
> did not work.

Maybe we are doing this the wrong way. What prevents us from
implementing whatever services we want as a simple HTTP
daemon? Then we would just have to ask the user to launch
the approppriate version of the daemon (OS dependent), which
would bind to a local IP port (#1815?), where interactive
links would point.

I think a sufficiently large proportion of the world's
computers are equipped with an IP stack, to make this a
sensible solution.

We would even get the benefit of finding the URL of the
files on the CD through the "referer" header.


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