Web Programming (CGI and PerlIS)

NAME

ActivePerl-faq7 - Web Programming (CGI and PerlIS)

DESCRIPTION

Web development with ActivePerl

What is HTTP, and how do I get more information on it?

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the protocol that web browsers use to talk to web servers. The official specification for the HTTP standard is available on the W3 Consortium web server at:

    http://www.w3.org/Protocols/

Some more readable introductions can be found on the Yahoo HTTP page at:

    http://www.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/World_Wide_Web/HTTP/

What is CGI, and how do I get more information on it?

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a protocol used by web servers to run server programs. Scripts that support the CGI protocol are sometimes called ``CGI scripts''; this leads to the unfortunate misperception that CGI is a languagn