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From: Christophe TROESTLER <debian00@t...>
Subject: Common CGI interface (was: [Caml-list] CamlGI question)
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Christopher Alexander Stein <stein@eecs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 
> Je pense qu'aujourd'hui, une interface [...] de CGI est [...] important

I am not sure what is your point but the trouble right now is not that
there are no CGI library but that there are too many [1]!  So let me
place a call:

 | Would people be interested in setting up a list to discuss a common
 | CGI-like interface, i.e. a minimal set of services to be offered
 | (in the same vein to what was done I/O objects, see
 | http://ocaml-programming.de/rec/IO-Classes.html).  [It should not
 | be hurried as for some library authors, this is not the main job.]
 | The aim is to make possible to develop higher level libraries
 | (e.g. template libraries) that work whatever the basic interface
 | one favors.

> Une interface de base de données (MySQL) suit de près derrière.

There are libraries for many databases as well as a generic one: DBI
(http://savannah.nongnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/modcaml/ocamldbi/).

Cheers,
ChriS

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[1] Among others,
- Maxence Guesdon CGI (http://pauillac.inria.fr/~guesdon/Tools/cgi/)
- CamlGI (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ocaml-cgi/)
- fcgi-ocaml (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tcl-fastcgi/)
- mod_caml (https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/modcaml/)
- OCamlnet (http://ocamlnet.sourceforge.net/)
- cgi (http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/ftp/ocaml/cgi/)