I am trying to do something very simple. My web dir structure: home/ index.html cgi-bin/ login (a ruby script) I have a form/button in index.html, and when submitted the action is to run cgi-bin/login. I have the necessary #! header etc. I want the login script to return the same index.html file (except for one minor substitution), but it should appear to the client browser to come from home/ so that relative links will continue to work, rather than from cgi-bin. The following almost works, except it is based out of cgi-bin. #!/usr/local/bin/ruby print "Content-type: text/html\n\n" home_page = IO.read "../index.html" print home_page Any simple solution? Thanks!
on 2007-02-06 01:25
on 2007-02-06 03:43
On 2/6/07, itsme213 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I want the login script to return the same index.html file (except for one > minor substitution), but it should appear to the client browser to come from > home/ so that relative links will continue to work, rather than from > cgi-bin. This sounds like a job for .htaccess. You can set your DirectoryIndex to point to index.rb (or login, or whatever) instead of index.html, so when people go to http://yoursite/home they'll be served the result of your ruby script instead. You may also need to enable CGI in your home directory (using AddHandler). http://www.thejackol.com/htaccess-cheatsheet/ should have examples. Sam