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Re^3: Embedding "user" CGI output into a mod_perl response

by perrin (Chancellor)
on May 10, 2006 at 03:26 UTC ( #548373=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Embedding "user" CGI output into a mod_perl response
in thread Embedding "user" CGI output into a mod_perl response

I'm not following. Why can't you "pre-empt" the access and authentication? A mod_perl access handler can run for static files, CGI scripts, PHP, etc. It's a standard phase provided by the web server.

I think you are overestimating how easy it is to do your own CGI. You can try copying some code from one of the perld HTTP daemons on CPAN, but there's a lot to deal with in terms of proper error handling and security. Better to let mod_cgi do it if you can.

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Re^4: Embedding "user" CGI output into a mod_perl response
by bmcatt (Friar) on May 10, 2006 at 04:19 UTC
    Hmmm... I'll have to ponder that. My original plan had been to use my existing framework only, for the cgi bits, hand the processing off to a "CGI masquerade" module, rather than needing to also do a separate access / authentication that is also used for the CGI-ish bits.

    I was thinking that there should be a way for me to run through mod_cgi directly from inside my handler rather than needing to let Apache do the mod_cgi processing. Also, I'd prefer to keep from exposing the .cgi scripts to the outside world.

    What you suggest is definitely an interesting approach and I hadn't thought of doing it that way. I'll need to investigate a little bit in how to do the access/authentication as well as building an output filter.

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