[ic] IC5 -> IC6

William Carr bill at bottlenose-wine.com
Wed Apr 2 18:35:16 UTC 2014

On Apr 2, 2014, at 2:28 PM, Jon Jensen <jon at endpoint.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Apr 2014, William Carr wrote:
>> Is it possible to have a hybrid site where some of the pages are IC5 and some are IC6? What are the general things I'd have to do to make that happen?
> Certainly.
> You could have IC5 and IC6 integrate directly somehow, but a more general solution would apply to any two or more web app technologies living on the same virtual host (including PHP, Rails, or whatever): Use your web server to carve up the URL space such that e.g. /ic5 URLs go to your Interchange 5 app and /ic6 URLs go to your Interchange 6 app.
> In practice, Interchange 5 typically expects to own the whole URL space, so it's easiest to map e.g. /ic6 to your new app and then default everything else to be served as static files if they exist, or by Interchange as a fallback.
> For example, in Apache, you could do something like:
> # Serve Interchange 6 URLs
> RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} !-f
> RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} !-l
> RewriteRule ^/ic6(/.*) http://localhost:8443/$1 [P]
> ProxyPassReverse /ic6/ http://www.your.domain/
> # Let Apache handle URIs whose first directory component exists in the docroot
> # This is a performance tweak to keep Interchange from handling *all* 404s
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(/[^/]+)
> RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%1 -d
> RewriteRule ^ - [L]
> # Everything else is handled by Interchange
> RewriteRule ^/(.*) /cgi-bin/catalog/$1 [PT,L]

Cool, thanks. That helps.

What about session data? Could there be a notion of sharing session data between IC5 and IC6?

Bill Carr, President at Bottlenose
(413) 584-0400 

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