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CGI Programming on the World Wide Web

CGI Programming on the World Wide Web

By Shishir Gundavaram
1st Edition March 1996





This book is out of print, but it has been made available online through the O'Reilly Open Books Project.


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P

pack command : Designing Applications Using Forms ...
param method : Form Creation and Parsing
parent processes
Forking/Spawning Child Processes
parsing forms (see forms)
passwords
Why shouldn't I have people type in...
User Authentication and Identification
Text and Password Fields
paths, extra information
Extra Path Information
Hidden Fields
PATH_INFO variable
Using Environment Variables
Extra Path Information
GET vs. POST
PATH_TRANSLATED variable
Using Environment Variables
Extra Path Information
pattern matching : Programming in CGI
Cs inability to : C/C++ decoding using uncgi
Tcl ability to : Tcl
performance (see system load)
Perl
Perl (UNIX, Windows, Macintosh)
CGI Lite library
CGI Lite
Multipart Forms
CGI modules : Should I use the Perl CGI modules t...
decoding forms in
Designing Applications Using Forms ...
Combining Graphics and Queries
division by zero : Drawing the Pie Chart
fakessi.pl (see fakessi.pl program)
installing : Where should Perl be installed so I...
for Macintosh : MacPerl
oraperl and DBperl : A Gateway to an Oracle Database
programming FAQ
Why does my HTML page/form need a s...
Is it true that /$user_variable/ is...
socket I/O in
Socket I/O in Perl
sorting technique : Network News on the Web
version 5
CGI Modules for Perl 5
Form Creation and Parsing
versus Tcl : Tcl
for Windows NT : Perl for Windows NT
permissions : What are file access permissions? H...
problems with : File Permission Problems
read/write privileges : Opening, Reading, and Writing Files
persistent cookies
Netscape Persistent Cookies
pgbegin function : Web Server Accesses
pgbin function : Web Server Accesses
pgpap function : Web Server Accesses
pgperl : Utilities and Applications
pgperl package
CGI Examples with pgperl
Web Server Accesses
pgscf function : Web Server Accesses
pgsch function : Web Server Accesses
pgsci function : Web Server Accesses
pgscr function : Web Server Accesses
pgslw function : Web Server Accesses
PID (process identification number) : A Gateway to an Oracle Database
pie graphs
Survey/Poll and Pie Graphs
Drawing the Pie Chart
pipes : Pipes and the open Command
polls
Survey/Poll and Pie Graphs
Drawing the Pie Chart
ports, socket : Socket I/O in Perl
POST method
The GET and POST Methods
GET vs. POST
Understanding the Decoding Process
simulating servers : Server Simulation
PostScript, CGI programs with
CGI Examples with PostScript
Final PostScript Example: Analog Clock
ppmtogif utility : Web Server Accesses
Pragma header
CGI and Response Headers
The "Expires" and "Pragma" Headers
<PRE> tags : Executing External Programs
print command
Perl (UNIX, Windows, Macintosh)
CGI Side Includes
"here" documents : Creating Dynamic Home Pages
proc (keyword) : Tcl
process identification number (PID) : A Gateway to an Oracle Database
programming errors
Programming/System Errors
Pipes and the open Command
programming languages
AppleScript
AppleScript (Macintosh Only)
C (see C)
C shell (see C shell)
C++ (see C++)
choosing
Programming in CGI
Visual Basic (Windows Only)
Perl (see Perl)
Tcl : Tcl (UNIX Only)
Visual Basic : Visual Basic (Windows Only)
programs, CGI
CGI Applications
Some Working CGI Applications
Running CGI Scripts
access counters (see access counters)
analog clock
Final PostScript Example: Analog Clock
Analog Clock
animated clock
Animated Clock
animation
Animation
Server Push
averaging system load
System Load Average
calendar manager
Calendar Manager
Graphics
CGI side includes
CGI Side Includes
CSI Statements and Hidden Fields
choosing language for
Programming in CGI
Visual Basic (Windows Only)
Concentration game
Game of Concentration
debugging/testing
How do I debug my Perl CGI program ...
Debugging and Testing CGI Applications
Set UID/GID Wrapper
with CGI Lint tool : CGI Lint in Action
with CGI Lint tool : CGI Lint--A Debugging/Testing Tool
decoding forms
in AppleScript
AppleScript
in C
C/C++
C/C++ decoding using libcgi
in C shell : C Shell (csh)
in C Shell : C Shell (csh)
in C++
C/C++
C/C++ decoding using libcgi
in Perl
Designing Applications Using Forms ...
Combining Graphics and Queries
in Tcl
Tcl
in Visual Basic
Visual Basic
digital clock
Digital Clock
Inserting Multiple Dynamic Images
Digital Clock
displaying text files : Extra Path Information
embedding output from
Executing CGI Programs
Counting Days Until . . .
external : Configuration
FAQ for
Why does my HTML page/form need a s...
Is it true that /$user_variable/ is...
to follow links randomly : Random Links
for domain-access control[domain-based access control) : Restricting Access for Specified Domains
guestbooks (see guestbooks)
HTTP header (see HTTP headers)
input to
Introduction
Examining Environment Variables
malformed headers in : Malformed Header from Script
output from
Overview
Complete (Non-Parsed) Headers
for Perl 5
CGI Modules for Perl 5
Form Creation and Parsing
with PostScript
CGI Examples with PostScript
Final PostScript Example: Analog Clock
quiz/test forms
Quiz/Test Form Application
regular expressions
Summary of Regular Expressions
search/index gateways
Search/Index Gateway
server side includes
Introduction
Common Errors
system load averaging
Another Example: System Load Average
programs, external
Configuration
Executing External Programs
pseudo server side includes (see CGI side includes)
Purveyor server : Other Languages Under Microsoft Windows
Python, CGI library for : CGI Software