[Web-SIG] some thoughts

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Oct 24 03:50:30 EDT 2003

Barry Warsaw wrote:

>On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 11:17, Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
>>What I would really like to see come out of this SIG is an agreement to
>>work towards developing a set of standards, rather than a bunch of code.
>/Some/ code wouldn't hurt, but I definitely agree that the early focus
>of the SIG should be on standards, much like the db-sig came up with
>DB-API 1.0 and 2.0.  E.g. I'd really like for my CGI based scripts to be
>written against a CGI-API that would Just Work in mod_python, Twisted,
>Zope, CGIHTTPServer, etc, etc.
Maybe a better way round to look at it is that your Python Web-API based 
scripts could also run in a CGI server.
I think if the API is based too much on CGI we will lose the benefits of 
web/application servers, whereas the conversion the other way round 
should be simpler


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