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Geeks404.com: Learning Perl/CGI for Apache Part 2: HTML Forms

Jun 21, 2000, 18:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Booss)

[ Thanks to BeOpen for this link. ]

"In our first article, we discussed the basics of the HTTP protocol and the basics of Perl and CGI. Here, we'll learn how to send data to a CGI program through the use of an HTML form, and then interpret the data and dump it to the screen with a CGI program."

"What are Forms?"

"Forms are the interface between the Web browser and the CGI program. Forms take data from a user, and then submit it to the CGI program for processing. It is a simple concept, and most forms are, too. In most cases, forms do not take long to make. However, the more information you gather from a user, the longer the forms take to write."

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