[GRASSweb-list]New PHP grass website for mirrors without PHP
bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Jan 10 09:16:26 EST 2005
On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 09:01:43PM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 12:59:05PM +0100, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > Hi Markus,
> > thanks for all the efforts on the webpages!
> > On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 08:09:59PM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > > The only PHP function which I am using is include() to
> > > construct the menus. No other tricks...
> > So why the use of PHP then?
> As written above - because it provides the convenient
> include() function.
> > This could have been done with an easy preprocessing.
> Certainly true. Only - no volunteer found since 2001.
> I received enough promises but...
If you only would have wanted that include function alone,
m4 or a simple python script could have done that, no volunteer needed.
Simple M4 preprocessing for kolab pages:
Simple python preprocessing for skencil.org:
> As usual, we are going the way of minimizing efforts
> (ok, took enough time) while trying to maximize the
> positive effects.
> > It is true that the use of a general programming language
> > introduces a lot of security implications (not only for mirrors).
> Well, PHP3 is sufficient and, more important, on more than
> 20 of the 25 mirrors PHP was already installed.
> So potential security problems are not introduced by the
> change in the GRASS menu system for the majority of the mirror
Yes, it is because you are actually using the programming language
as to not use it which is significantly different from having is
just installed and not used.
> I was 100% sure to receive this comment :-)
You could have included the answer in the announcement then. ;)
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