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SUNDAY MID-DAY Working with Forms 237 ScriptSearch at itself as the world's largest CGI library. You can find their list of form-processing CGI scripts (written in Perl) at Perl/Scripts_and_Programs/Form_Processing/ Possible Requirements for Installing CGI Scripts If you want to install and configure your own CGI form-processing script, you should be aware of the following: Your Web host must allow you to install and configure your own (or "custom") CGI scripts for your site. Many free Web hosting services do not allow custom CGI scripts. If installing a CGI script written in Perl, the Perl programming lan- guage must be available on your site's server. CGI scripts written in other languages may also require additional server-side support. Besides Perl, other languages that can be used to create CGI scripts include UNIX Shell scripts, PHP, Tool Command Language (TCL), C++, Visual Basic, VBScript, and AppleScript, depending on which OS your Web server is running and which languages are available on it. If your Web site is located on a UNIX server, you may also be required to set access permissions for the form-processing CGI script that will allow outside users (not logged onto your server) to use it. To do this, you need to access your Web site's cgi-bin folder using either an FTP or a Telnet program and use UNIX's Change Mode command to set the privileges for script. For instance, issuing the command, chmod 755, will set read/write/execute privileges for the owner (yourself ), but only read/execute (but not write) privileges for anyone else, for a send- CGI script. Using Form-Creation Software There are also a number of low-cost form-creation software programs that create CGI scripts for you: