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Re: [gopher] cgi on Gopher?


John Goerzen wrote:
On 03/06/2011 11:24 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
Actually thinking about it isn't there a way to do simple input using
cgi scripting?

Simple input, yes. It might be hard to shoehorn this into an editing suite,
however, unless you set it up as a stateful editor or had a line-oriented

There is also the PYG system for pygopherd designed for this sort of thing
(simple input).

geomyidae does execute scripts that way:
	% script.cgi $search $arguments

Now all the flexibility is given to the script.

But about big input editing: Telnet is available everywhere.
This would requires some more programming skill, but it doesn't
inherit the drawbacks of gopher's simplicity. What's missing is
an easy way to couple a gopherd and a telnetd and some easy way
to produce curses applications. I wouldn't propose hypertext
here. ;)

Standardizing such a telnet<>gopherd bridge would allow all flex-
ibility of the web in the gopherspace.


Christoph Lohmann

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