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- From: Binesh Bannerjee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 11:02:46 -0400 (EDT)
Still on the edge here...
What is the way that people here are using to send CGI parameters
to an XML driven CGI?
I was _thinking_ of dynamically "augmenting" the XML with things
<!ENTITY % cgi_blah "Something">
<!ENTITY % cgi_var74 "Something Else">
Then, I thought, this is a terrible idea, because all CGI vars would
_HAVE_ to be defined in advance to the XML/XSL, since there is the
possibility of say somebody expecting %cgi_binesh; to return something
but binesh was never passed in as a CGI var, so %cgi_binesh; is not in
the dtd, so the app craps out...
How are people handling this? Is it custom coding around xml tags?
I don't think
<CGI VAR="blah"/> will quite do what I want, since sometimes
I might want to do
<SQL QUERY="select * from wherever where name='<CGI VAR="blah"/>';/>
or some such, which is what led me to parameter entities to begin
with... Any ideas?
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