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[REBOL] Re: Newbie question

From: tomc:darkwing:uoregon at: 24-Jan-2002 21:57

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Scot wrote:
> Hi Folks, > > First, I have to say thanks to Brett Handley for answering a bunch of > wandering questions for me off the list and suggesting that I sign up for it > and ask some of them here. From what I've seen so far, this list is like > many of the developer lists out there- full of people willing to lend their > expertise. Thanks all! > > Ok, the questions. > > Let's say you have a server with Command installed on it. I understand that > .r files will be interpreted by Command before being spit out to the world.
asuming you are speaking of a web server snt the .r (or .whatever) files are where they should be (say cgi-bin) ... with the correct permissions and the scripts are being spit out into the world at beople who have requested them etc then... yup
> Q1: If the .r files are have nothing more than text input and output, like > any other CGI script, will they work in any standard browser? Can Netscape > or IE display the dynamic information to a wandering web surfer from say, a > Forum script written in Rebol that doesn't need View to see it in action?
yes, web pages are just printed text sent off by the server
> Q2: Is there a way to get Rebol to interpret .r files on my desktop through > a local Rebol server so I don't have to bring View up each time I want to > pull up a .r file? In Miva (a CGI scripting language I use - I > can set up a local Miva server and have my .mv files go through it by using > as the IP address in the URL line which lets me test everything in > any browser on my system.
you do not say what your local desktop is running on
> Q3: Ok, now let's say you have a server with Command installed and a bunch > of .r files that take advantage of the graphical interface of View as well > as, let's say, some ODBC database stuff. How does the server let the local > machine know that View needs to run this particular .r file? For example, > if a person wanted to put that RebTris.r (demo tetris game) on a website for > visitors to play from the server, how would they be notified that View is > needed, or is that up to me?
hmmm getting over my head since I do not own command but as I see it your clients would be running /view and the client's /view would talk to the servers /command for the ODBC database stuff the server is not apt to be telling the client anything about what it should open .r files with as that is a local decision i.e. on my machine .r files are opened into an editor by default getting the rebtris to run in the local /view when clicked on in a web page was not "out of the woods" last I checked... there is a plugin that can be gotten to work but I do not think it made it out of beta yet however if your clients were running rebol/link they could click and play rebtris very realibaly