peacePipe - Re-connect Applescript CGIs to the apache Web
Version: 1.2One of the attractive features of the early years of Macintosh web serving was the availability of Applescript support in the early servers (MacHTTP, WebStar, Web-Ten, etc). Originally supported through the adhoc "sdoc" event, this functionality has since been incorporated as the "handle CGI event" available in the standard Applescript dictionary.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Unfortunately, with the advent of OS-X, server support for Applescript went away. Personal Web Sharing is now reliant on the very robust apache server, which is great, but apache does not directly support "sdoc" (AppleEvent) CGIs such as Applescripts. Further, the apache server is run as an invisible background process (usually owned by "www").
Due to the way Apple implemented OS-X, neither apache, nor any apache (shell) CGI scripts are able to directly access AppleEvent applications such as Applescripts. Applescript CGIs are locked behind a wall, or have been.
peacePipe was created to free them.
What's New in This Release:
· Changed delimiter character on cgi-pipe to tab.
· Flush log file more.