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Re: Do you hide .pl extension on web pages?

by MidLifeXis (Monsignor)
on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:36 UTC ( #1014955=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Do you hide .pl extension on web pages?

I tend to abstract the endpoint, named as what I want it to do, not named as what does it. I also use mod_rewrite for applications not able to handle the rewrite within (vendor CGI, for example).

Allows me to do things like instead of

If our vendor changes, their implementation changes, they have a hardcoded endpoint (.../cgi-bin/..., for example), or we add a layer in front of the vendor's implementation (say for another parts database), I am able to add that into the system without the client application (or the user) knowing the difference. It does require some planning and maintenance on your endpoints. I use it because it isolates our API from the implementation of our API.


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