Making the web symmetric
ReverseHttp: a dynamic, ReST-style means of enrolment and participation in an HTTP network. The
application/httpMIME types defined by RFC 2616 are used to build a dynamically-configurable "Remote CGI" service.
Joining the World Wide Web as an HTTP server has been an ad-hoc, manual process. By using the ReverseHttp protocol, programs can provide services to the Web just as easily as they request services from the Web.
src/holds the server implementation, written in Erlang using Mochiweb.
priv/java/holds the Java client implementation.
priv/python/holds the Python client implementation.
Building and running ReverseHttp
You will need Erlang installed. Run
make. If this succeeds, run
By default, the server will now be running on port 8000, serving
priv/www. Try http://localhost:8000/: you should see
an index of demos.
To change the port number, edit
reversehttp.app. The version in
src/ is the master copy, but the version in
ebin/ is the one
that's used to actually run the software.
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