JetForce vs. Molly Brown Server: CGI-variable SCRIPT_NAME is not present

Robert "khuxkm" Miles khuxkm at
Tue Apr 13 17:52:47 BST 2021

April 13, 2021 10:50 AM, "Frank Jüdes" <Frank.Juedes at> wrote:

> Hi Stephane,
> Thank you very much for the update. That leaves me with three options now:

Actually there are four. :P

> 1. Try again to install Pythron 3.7+ on my stubborn development machine
> (Oracle Lunix 7…)
> 2. Learn go really quickly and fork the Molly Brown server - i will
> call it »the sunken Molly Brown server« in that case
> 3. Write my own gemini server from scratch in perl

4. Use literally any other Gemini server. gemserv[1], for instance, correctly implements PATH_INFO (which is actually the issue here, since SCRIPT_PATH -> SCRIPT_NAME is as simple as figuring out the base directory of the Gemini server) and SCRIPT_NAME (so you don't have to do the SCRIPT_PATH trickery). There are others as well.

> It really looks like only Molly Brown and JetForce have a usable CGI-implementation.

Again, gemserv and other servers have usable CGI implementations (including gemserv actually implementing SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO).

> We should call it GGI, btw: Gemini Gateway Interface to distinguish it from CGI.

Why, exactly? I get the fact that you can't name your library, but that doesn't really warrant changing the name of an entire technology. :P

Just my two cents,
Robert "khuxkm" Miles

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