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Chapter 12. Forms > Demystifying CGI

12.8. Demystifying CGI

Often designers assume that cgi-bin contains things beyond our comprehension. It's time to look behind the curtain! Although it is true that creating Perl and C scripts from scratch requires programming experience, you can still take advantage of the power of scripts by using one that is already made.

Many web-hosting services offer a library of standard CGI scripts that are already installed on their servers. In that case, all you may need to do is point to the script from your page. Some hosting providers will also allow you to upload scripts of your own.


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