The ultimate guide to creating and customizing CGI applications onthe Web
More and more Web developers are turning to the CGI (Common GatewayInterface) protocol to add interactivity and dynamic content totheir Web sites. It's the most common method for transferringinformation between a Web server and a user. And Perl is the ideallanguage for CGI because it's an easy environment for building andtesting simple programs. This book focuses on the principles behindboth CGI and Perl to provide you with the most comprehensivereference in the field. Inside, you'll find everything you'll needto know to understand, implement, and customize Web sites with CGIscripts.
The book begins with an overview of CGI fundamentals and shows youhow to set up a server for integrating CGI scripts. Hanegan thenoffers detailed coverage of Perl, including all the syntax for CGIprograms. He also shows you how to upload and test scripts, as wellas how to use libraries much more effectively. And all of thisinformation is tied together with real-world, step-by-stepinstructions so that you can create and customize your ownapplications.
Custom CGI Scripting with Perl is a must-have if you plan onapplying CGI to your Web site. This book will help you:
Set up, develop, and customize your Web site with the help ofdetailed example source code that's broken down line by line
Work with HTTP variables to improve your site
Utilize the print function, variables, subroutines, comparisons,error handling, HTML forms, and other functions
Customize your applications to meet your business needs