CGI Programming in C and Perl
CGI Programming in C and Perl
Addison-Wesley Professional

CGI Programming in C and Perl


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convey a great deal of information, but eventually their limitations become clear. What if you wish to provide dynamic data--information that changes over time? What if you want to sell products on your Web site and secure payment information from users? Or what if you seek to provide a search facility that permits a Web database to be explored? Dynamic resources of this sort are accomplished through CGI (Common Gateway Interface) programming. CGI programs can take advantage of any resource available to the server computer to generate their output and can also accept input from the user through forms. These two basic capabilities have led to a wide variety of applications, such as forms processing, generation of inline images and movies, the formatting of data sets based on queries to a database, real-time updates to Web pages, and more. CGI Programming in C and Perl shows you how to create these interactive, multimedia documents via CGI programming in two practical languages: C, which has distinct performance advantages, and Perl, one of the most popular for CGI today. Applications and source code are presented in both languages in the book and on the CD-ROM. Youll learn how to: g


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