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  The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   CGI model vs. in-process model
Date:   2003-10-17 12:58:34
From:   anonymous2
Response to: CGI model vs. in-process model

Wrong.


It's all about communication between the server and the program, and if you type something like:


http://mysite.org/foo.php?key=value


you have no idea if CGI is going on on the server. Could be the in-process model, or even something else. (Used to be, it was (almost?) always CGI).


You need to read up.

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  • CGI model vs. in-process model
    2003-10-17 15:17:31  anonymous2 [View]

    Uh, wrong!!!
    Ever hear of mod_perl or FastCGI? They are both in-process (using two totally different methods), but are still CGI at the core. The first poster was absolutely correct that it's how the client passes messages back to the web server.
  • CGI model vs. in-process model
    2003-10-17 14:18:16  anonymous2 [View]

    But doesn't the CGI specification define the environment variables and such the get your data (such as a GET query string ) into your script even if it is in-process?

    So, I was definitly at least half wrong but aren't you still using part of the CGI spec?