web access

Wim Osterholt (wim@djo.wtm.tudelft.nl)
Tue, 17 Jan 1995 00:21:27 +0100 (MET)

Rick writes:
> I'll see what I can do. The main web page is not on the internal
> HP network so it is a hassle to get information back and forth. Maybe
> I can automate this somehow.

> ... Hmm. maybe I could run a listserv-web gateway here? The listserver
> can be set up to run any shell script. I could make a program access the
> local CP database and link it into the listserv. You could run it
> something like:
> RUN CP my_password CP_QUERY "Sarracenia"
> This would return an html-formatted excerpt from the database for all
> Sarracenia entries. Inside this file would be references to various
> GIFS. These could be gotten with something like:
> RUN CP my_password CP_GETGIF "0049.gif"
> any comments?

Looks nice.
You don't mention this here, but don't forget that the binaries have
to be encoded (preferrably uuencoded) before mailing.
(Normal mail generally won't handle 8-bits transfers correctly.)
The receiver then has to decode (uudecode) the message to extract the binary.
The binary can be shown by viewers as QPEG or CSHOW (on DOS machines).

Regards, Wim.

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