[NBLUG/talk] CGI programming memory lapse
troy at zenux.net
Mon Jun 5 12:45:13 PDT 2006
On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 12:33:23PM -0700, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> About five years ago, I knew how to write CGI web applications using
> Perl. Last week, I found reason to write another such application.
> Unfortunately, five years of inactivity* can lead to a surprising loss
> of skill!
> Specifically, while I'm having little difficulty getting Perl scripts to
> compile and run, or getting MySQL to behave the way I expect, I cannot
> seem to remember how to make Perl scripts read the data submitted to
> them via HTML forms (as per the <form> tag). And I no longer seem to
> have a copy of _CGI Programming with Perl_!
That book sucks eggs. It's awful, awful, awful. And now it's old, old,
> Since it will take me at least a few days to replace my copy of the
> book, and I can't seem to make any sense of the pages I get when I
> search Google for "Perl CGI" (without quotation marks), would someone
> mind refreshing my memory as to how to read input from an HTML form?
The easiest way is:
$q = new CGI;
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