MacHTTPThis is a WWW server for the Macintosh.
- Chuck Shotton, Ass't Director,
Academic Computing, Univesity of
Texas Health Science Center, Houston,
- Anonymous FTP from
oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu in the public/mac/MacHTTP directory, or connect to the
MacHTTP home page
Added support for searchable documents. Search support is provided by
AppleScript. Arguments are passed in the AppleScript variable
http_search_args. See the search.script document for examples.
Cleaned up log messages sent to the screen. The old style of message is
still available if the "Verbose" option is enabled. Logging now reports
Added "Suspend Logging" option which closes (or reopens) the current log
file, allowing it to be viewed or manipulated by other programs.
Added special character translation. MacHTTP now understands %xx encoding
for special characters in URLs.
Note that version 1.0 was skipped to avoid confusion as to whether 1.0 was
newer than 1.0d9, etc. Version 1.1 marks the first "real" release of
What is it?MacHTTP is a server for Macs participating
in the World Wide Web (WWW). It allows
you to serve hypertext documents
to other WWW users from your Macintosh.
This version allows you to serve
text documents (like HyperText Markup
Language documents) as well as binary
files (GIFs, f'rinstance). This server
works with the standard WWW clients
as well as clients like XMosaic that
support embedded graphics and it
supports HTTP version 0.
Tue, 28 Sep 1993
A new version of MacHTTP, v.1.0d9, is now available for anonymous FTP from:
Lots of new stuff in this release! First, a big thanks goes to Chris Johnson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) who provided a chunk of code for resolving
file aliases. That means that as of this version, you can have aliases in
place of every file with the exception of the log file and they will be
Logging to a file has been implemented, capturing information on the date,
time, remote host, and requested file. Information on whether or not the
query was successfully performed is also logged. Logging is controlled
in the config file.
Specifications for the Default.html and Error.html files were added to the
configuration file, allowing you to specify any file for your home page
as well as error messages. These files can now be AppleScripts as well.
See the Special Files and Configuration File sections for more details.
Please read the instructions carefully. A lot of information has been
added and I probably haven't documented it very well.
3 Jun 1993
A new version of MacHTTP, the HTTP server for Macs and WWW, is now
available. This version fixes a security hole and limits client access to
the folder (and subfolders below) containing the MacHTTP application.
Also, support was added for default home page documents, error message
documents, and an option to toggle verbose debug messages. Improved support
for HTTP2 clients has been added. (MacHTTP now correctly ignores the HTTP2
extensions after the URL path.)
The new version can be found on oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu as