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A workable way to do HTTPS from AOLserver

The big picure



We want to do something like <a href=”http://www.aolserver.com/doc/3.0/tcldev/tapi-c68.htm#107131” >ns_httpopen or <a href=”http://www.aolserver.com/doc/3.0/tcldev/tapi-c67.htm#68227” >ns_httpget from the standard <a href=”http://www.aolserver.com”>AOLserver API. We don’t want to implement SSL in Tcl, so we are thankful that it’s already been implemented in C and Perl.



The way I did it and explain here is stupid...

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Curing The Director Pain

The Outdated Metaphor



The notion of a score, with a single timeline and a single depth axis, the stage and the cast, all worked well in the beginning. Because the (multi) medium of computers was new, people needed a familiar metaphor they could relate to. And the level of user interaction wasn’t too high, so it made sense to think of it as a movie with perhaps a little interaction on top.



Not so anymore. As the demands for user interaction increases, the limitations of the metaphor...

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