I've been meaning to write a "PlugInTemplate" which you copy and change to
fit your stuff. This sounds like a good situation to force me to do it. :-)
I also I have "write the plug-in author's guide" on my list, but you're not
likely to get that in the next 24 hrs. In lieu of that, you can use the
template and ask me all the questions you want.
In those cases where we want to do a plug-in, but the hooks aren't quite
there in WebKit, we will add those hooks. In fact, we already did this for
the upcoming Win32Kit. We'll keep the hooks fairly generic. For example,
the last hooks were the new initThread() and delThread() methods in
AppServer. You can't tell that Win32Kit prompted those.
It's interesting that on another list, someone mentioned that one of the
goals for the next AOLserver release was to make everything modular so
people could use the pieces they want, possibly outside of the server. I'm
surprised by how many open source projects just turn into monoliths which
later have to be painfully hacked apart.
I'm glad we avoided that mess. :-)
At 03:53 PM 8/24/00 -0700, Daniel Green wrote:
>Once I'm done integrating the DirectoryProperties stuff (relatively easy), I
>want to add the AuthenticationHandlers. What would be the best way to do this?
>Hack it right into the request loop, or would it be possible to write it as a
>plug-in? Can anybody point me in the proper direction for plug-in writing?
>I would prefer the plug-in method myself.