The simplest URL is just that generated by
$url in the script:
See <A HREF=$url>here</A>.
This URL might look something like this to the user (if they view the resulting HTML source in their browser):
See <A HREF=/cgi-bin/texis/myVortexScript/+wwr4tyuq>here</A>.
When this URL is invoked by the user, the same script
/myVortexScript) is run. The script's
variables, having been automatically saved (encoded in
/+wwr4tyuq), are restored to their values. No function/MIME
extension was given, so the script defaults to starting at
main and content type
A more complex script may need to start at a particular function.
For example, a search script may print the results of a search, and
give a URL next to each hit for more information on that particular
item. These URLs, when followed, would call a function like
details for further display of the chosen item. To accomplish
details function name is simply appended to
$url in the script, along with a MIME extension, when printing
the initial search results:
For more info, see <A HREF=$url/details.html>here</A>.
When this URL is invoked, the script will start at the function
details, and set the
Content-Type to "
The MIME extension may differ if a different content type is needed. A script with a link to a print function that generates a Postscript document might use this:
<A HREF=$url/print.ps>Print</A> this document.
Here the function
application/postscript (instead of
text/html) will be
set, which tells the user's browser to treat the document as Postscript.