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Re: CGI interface to lilypond

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: CGI interface to lilypond
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:09:05 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:50:43PM +0900, Ichiro Watanabe wrote:
> > For an individual person, lilypond-book can already process html
> > files, so there is nothing extra needed.
> My goal is to embed the lilypond source in HTML source. Something like this
> <html>
>   <head>
>     <title>Example</title>
>   </head>
>   <body>
> This is my new song: <img
> src="localorpublic/cgi-bin/lilypondmagic.cgi?\relative c { \clef bass
> c d e c }">
>   </body>
> </html>

If you are writing the html yourself, then why do you want a cgi
call?  You get the desired output by running lilypond-book with
the [verbose] option.

It doesn't make any sense to regenerate the output every time
somebody looks at the webpage.

> > If you want to have it for a multi-user situation like a wiki,
> > then search for "lilypond wiki" or "mediawiki" or similar terms on
> > the mailist; it has been discussed before.
> This is slightly off-topic, but for everyone's benefit, this is what I
> know about the MediaWiki situation.

If you don't want a multi-user situation, then I don't see the
point of a cgi script...?

> This works fine for private (intranet) wikis and for public wikis that
> are not notable enough to be subject to DoS attacks.

Yes, which is why I suggested that you look into "safe mode".

- Graham

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