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Chapter 28. Web Programming > Programming CGIs in Perl

Programming CGIs in Perl

This chapter assumes that you either know a reasonable amount of Perl basics, or have diligently read the introduction to Perl scripts in Chapter 22, “Perl Scripting and SQL Connectivity.” In addition, you must have set ExecCGI permissions for the directory you are programming in and the CGI AddHandler directive uncommented, as described in Chapter 27, “Web Serving.”

Let's start with the most basic example possible—Hello World. Your initial reaction is probably (hopefully!) to create a Perl script (helloworld.cgi) along the lines of


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