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Re: Server based web application support for cgi or isapi?

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 09:31:51 -0700

On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 12:37:26AM -0700, Jeff Dunlap wrote:
> I am new to this forum and I would like to know if libcURL provides support for
> web based applictions (like cgi or isapi apps)? From my very limited research
> on this library, it appears to me that libcURL can provide transfer
> functionality to a cgi or isapi application and that its intent is not to
> support cgi or isapi development. I am hoping that I am wrong because I can
> see that this library has ton of interesting transfer features that I am sure I
> will be taking advantage of in the near future.

Your analysis is correct--curl/libcurl provides client-side transfer
functionality, not server side. There's nothing to prevent you from using
libcurl along with a server-side/CGI helper library to create an advanced
server-side application, though.

>>> Dan

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