Action address in HTML forms

Amit Muthu amit at
Wed Mar 4 14:14:29 GMT 2009

David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 10:27:18AM +0000, James Laver wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:32 PM, David Cantrell <david at> wrote:
>>> I've always wondered what the point was of having a seperate /cgi-bin or
>>> equivalent.  I stopped doing that as soon as I switched to a web server
>>> that didn't enforce it.
>> I agree for my own purposes, but some people are on restrictive
>> hosting environments which don't allow this.
> I know, but *why* do such environments exist?
> The only reason I used to do it is because the server was running on
> Windows 95, and it's impossible on Windows to tell if something is
> executable or not from just looking at the file.
A separate directory makes it easy to say "only members of group X are 
allowed to create and modify CGIs".


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