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    Applet HTML question

    Hi,

    I'd want to have all the HTTP GETs from a browser loading an html page containing an applet go thru a cgi script both for the HTML and the java classes.
    How do I code that?

    This HTML will send the browser to the cgi for the HTML:
    <A href="cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl?Testing\AppletLoader.html">
    This is the HTTP GET created by the above:
    GET /cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl?Testing\AppletLoader.html HTTP/1.1


    Now I'd like the browser to issue this GET:
    GET /cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl?Testing/AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1

    How do I code the HTML to cause the browser to issue this GET?

    My attempts at using the code= and codebase= have failed:

    //This one failed html=codebase="GetAFile.pl%3f"
    GET /cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl%3f/AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1 <<< Close?

    //This one failed html=codebase="GetAFile.pl?" how to send a ?
    Browser does two gets:
    First: GET /cgi-bin/AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1
    Second: GET /cgi-bin/AppletLoader/class.class HTTP/1.1


    //Failed html=<APPLET CODE="cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl?AppletLoader.class"
    GET /cgi-bin/cgi-bin/GetAFile/pl?AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1
    Note: .pl changed to /pl???

    // Failed html=codebase="GetAFile.pl?"
    GET /cgi-bin/AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1

    //Almost?? html=codebase="GetAFile.pl%3FTesting/" <<< should %3f Be decoded by server??
    GET /cgi-bin/GetAFile.pl%3FTesting/AppletLoader.class HTTP/1.1


    Thanks,
    Norm

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    I may be barking up the wrong tree here,....

    ...but what you want to do is have a perl script that reads the html page
    specified and returns it to the client... right ?
    After the question mark following the script spec I see no name/value pairs,
    just a value, should not this be like:

    <script path>?name1=value1&name2=value2 (etc.) ?
    eschew obfuscation

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    I'm not sure that there is that requirement in the query string (what follows the ?), but I'll give it a try.
    The key=value pairs are generated by a <Form.
    The handshake between the URL and the cgi is up to the programmer.

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    The following <applet tag attribute has the browser issue a GET that goes to the cgi-bin on an Apache server. Now I need some perl code to be able to handle all the GETs for the needed class files in the Applet. The HTML page was loaded by a perl script in \cgi-bin\

    codebase="GetAFile2.pl/Testing"

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