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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] web server interface for Ocaml ( like rack, wsgi, ...)?
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 09:50:36AM +0200, ben kuin wrote:
> > what's wrong with simply proxying the HTTP connections through your favorite webserver to the backend ocsigen/ocamlnet server?
> 
> Nothing per se. I've tried so set something up with ocsigen, but I had
> to give up. There seems to be a certain philosophy behind it how you
> should writing web apps.
> 
> But I just wanted to do something:
> -  small ( one page app )
> -  quick and dirty ( no big setup upfront, no compilation)
> -  deployment, by dropping a (ocaml script) into a webroot, not matter
> what webserver is running
> - permissive license ( mit, ...)

> 
>  ~~~~ from wikipedia ~~~~
> require 'rack'
> app = Rack::Builder.app do
>   lambda do |env|
>     body = "Hello, World!"
>     [200, {"Content-Type" => "text/plain", "Content-Length" =>
> body.length.to_s}, [body]]
>   end
> end

This ought to work, and it's pretty simple ...

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#!/usr/bin/ocamlrun ocaml
print_string "\
Content-Type: text/plain

Hello, World!"
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'course the problem is you'll be wanting to parse parameters, cookies
and the rest of it, and there it does get a little bit more
complicated.

I'm fairly sure ocamlnet can write standalone scripts like that?  Gerd??

Rich.

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Richard Jones
Red Hat