2009/2/16 German Geek <geek...@gmail.com>: > I thought its an interface as in Common Gateway Interface. :-P > > You are right it isn't a specific connection to C. CGI can basically be used > with any language. > > A protocol to me is something like TCP/IP or http etc. Like a language > between a network of nodes.
A protocol in computer science is defined as "rules determining the format and transmission of data". CGI is a protocol defining the format and transmission of data between two entities, most commonly an HTTP server and an executable of some sort. It has no connection to TCP/IP, HTTP or networks in general. -Stuart -- http://stut.net/ > 2009/2/17 Stuart <stut...@gmail.com> >> >> 2009/2/16 Thodoris <t...@kinetix.gr>: >> > In addition to this there is an API for C that can be used to code web >> > applications and it is known as CGI (it is provided by many languages) >> >> CGI is a protocol not an API and has no specific connection to C. >> >> -Stuart >> >> -- >> http://stut.net/ >> >> -- >> PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >> To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php >> > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php