nrd at scrapie.med.umn.edu
Wed Sep 28 15:50:14 EST 1994
robison%%lipid.harvard.edu at HULAW1.HARVARD.EDU wrote:
: As pointed out earlier in this thread, the "problem" with Mosaic &
: complex program setup is that various Form items cannot interact
: with each other.
The software or CGI should tell them the error when they run it. Just
like if you where doing it from a command line or email.
It the software doesn't handle this, the software is broken. To work
around the bug in the software, the CGI can do the error checking.
: The real problem is that once we humans get a fancy interface
: like Mosaic, we (rightfully) expect such higher-level interface smarts.
I don't know about rightfully. Rightfully, the software should do
: On the other hand, getting the sequence into Mosaic is a client issue.
One option is to provide a ftp address that the CGI can grab. That is
until they fix this in the Mosaic clients. Which I believe they plan
Yes, it would be nice, if you could have the client check your params
for you. But it would take away much of the elegance of HTML.
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