Re: CGI script using perl
On 12 Aug 2001 15:27:37 +0530, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Suppose I am having an HTML form that calls a CGI script wriiten in
Perl (hosted by a
> Linux Server) :
> 1. Does the fresh program I have written and labelled as , say, action.pl .......
Yes, it's generally a good idea to append the .pl suffix.
> Does it automatically get compiled and run by the HTML page/ form that calls it ?
> 2. Or do I have to make it an EXE first and then make the HTML form call this EXE ?
Usually, a Perl script is called by the ACTION property of the form.
This tells it that when the form SUBMITs, that it will call the script
specified in the ACTION attribute.