RevServer deployment on OSX Server
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Feb 18 17:17:02 CST 2011
On 2/18/11 4:33 PM, Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> Wow you had some scary complicated cgi setup :D
Yeah. :) The goal was to show a rotating random image inside a static
web page, with a refresh every few seconds. Using the old CGI interface,
there wasn't a good way to do that without an i-frame unless I
regenerated the entire page each time. I could have done it that way I
guess. I'd still use templates for that though.
> I always had one cgi to rule them all, and then images and sql in the
> background. sometimes files for content (not for templates).
That's a good alternative, and Rodney Tamblin and Monte Goulding wrote a
library that works that way. There's a link to it in my CGI tutorial.
The templates are easier for me than writing those messy HTML-generating
scripts. With a template you can use placeholder text, and after the CGI
knows what the variables are, you replace the placeholders with actual
data, then deliver the page. It's a lot less lines of code, and the
templates are easier to edit because you can display them in a browser
and see what you're doing.
It all became moot with iRev scripting, because I didn't need either the
templates or any HTML-generating scripts.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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