[lug] [OT] Web Server Question

Dhruva B. Reddy bdhruva at gmx.net
Fri Oct 18 09:29:20 MDT 2002

Interesting responses.  I didn't realize there was so much to HTTP.

I originally posted because we are using a web page optimizer that could
not seem to deal with our website.  It turns out that there was a bug in
the optimizer.  We downloaded the corresponding patch, and it works now.

Thanks for all the responses!  I will hang onto them for future reference.


On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 at 15:50 -0600, Dhruva B. Reddy soliloquized thusly:
> Hi,
> I have a question about how web servers work and really don't know where
> to begin looking for the answer.
> We are developing an application on Apache in Python using Albatross.
> Our home page is generated dynamically.
> My question:  From the viewpoint of a web agent (whether it is a
> browser, spider, etc.), is there any difference between static content
> and dymanically generated content?
> My understanding is that if you hit, say http://www.foo.com/index.html,
> you will get a file called 'index.html', which will look the same regardless
> of whether the file is static or dynamically generated.
> Any answers or direction would be greatly appreciated.
> -d

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