Extraction and Report Language):
The most common scripting language for
processing Form data.
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Gateway Interface): A protocol for gathering data from a Form and sending it
to a program or Script such as Perl
(a transfer interface) method for
processing a Form.
CGI scripts are use when you want 2-way communication with
For a simple quick
non-technical layperson over-view
CGI scripts are often written
in the following languages:
Perl, C/C++, Visual Basic
Scripts written in
the above languages are called server-side scripts as they are located on the
server and are executed only when a user clicks 'submit' on a fill-out form.
are known as
client-side scripting languages and are located in HTML documents and are
executed by a web browser.
Matt's Script Archive for free
Perl CGI Scripts that you
can install on your web sites with detailed step-by-step instructions
Jcqueline D. Hamilton's on-line tutorial
101." teaches you the basics of writing Perl CGI Scripts, step-by-step
CGI Programming 101 will
show you how to add guestbooks, page counters, shopping carts and other
interactive elements to your website.
CGI programming is easy to learn;
You don't need any prior programming experience.