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Bug#78307: URLs should be simpler

On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 11:42:37AM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Version: 2000-11-29
> Severity: wishlist
> I don't like URLs like this:
> http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/get-copyright?package=mpg123
> because it's rather complex for a beginner and because the '?' might
> confuse the shell.  I suggest to use something like:
> http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/get-copyright/mpg123 or
> http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/copyright/mpg123
> I know that this can be done very easily with a cgi-bin, but
> unfortunately I cannot recall how at the moment.  The '/mpg123'
> part is passed to get-copyright in a variable, but I don't remember
> it's name ('path' or something like that perhaps).
> Does anyone know the details?

I remember CVSWeb could do that, e.g.
/cgi-bin/cvsweb/boot-floppies/documentation/ worked. UTSL :)

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