Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Firewalls, Hooray

Author:Wesley Felter
Posted:5/5/2000; 8:26:03 PM
Topic:scriptingNews outline for 5/5/2000
Msg #:17059 (In response to 17058)
Prev/Next:17058 / 17060

No, I wasn't talking about requests. I was talking about the response that the server sends when the user clicks on the Pike button. Let's look at an example:

The user clicks the Pike button, and his browser sends this to the server:

GET /something/editInPike$1234 HTTP/1.0
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 (whatever)

Then the server sends back to the browser:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: UserLand Frontier/whatever
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/vnd.userland-pike
Content-Length: xxx

#server #msgNumber 1234

This is the contents of message 1234 on the DG of

The browser would save the above contents to a file and then send that file to Pike (using AppleEvents on MacOS; I forget how it works on Windows). Pike would read the contents of the file into a new window, stripping out the #directives that tell it where to send the modified content to.

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