Re: [Wikitech-l] C++ parser : progress report
Brion Vibber <brion <at> pobox.com>
2003-10-21 10:24:02 GMT
On Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003, at 03:09 US/Pacific, Magnus Manske wrote:
> My C++ parser is now a working offline browser. This is achieved by
> converting a mysql dump of the cur table into an sqlite database once,
> then using apache/php as a frontend and a php file calling the
> compiled C++ executable, which renders HTML on-the-fly. Browse using
> your favourite browser
> Why bother with this, if a static HTML version would do the same?
> * Proof-of-principle
> * sqlite databases can be changed, allowing for edits
> * Encapsuled database object, can be easily switched to use mysql or
> any other database instead of sqlite for use on a website
> * Full-text search (which I'll implement next)
* eliminate filesystem overhead of a hojillion tiny files
Pack source plus ready-to-run executables for Windows, Linux/x86, and
Mac, and this could be handy.
> Some things that bug me:
> * Is there an easy way to call an executable directly from apache,
> without the need for a PHP script in-between?
CGI? Turn it into an Apache module to run in-process?
> * Is there a no-setup-needed web browser? Some .exe that I can start
> on a windows machine, then fire up the web browser, and view/edit my
> local wikipedia copy?