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CGI section discusses the Common Gateway Interface in general but also some of the languages that fall under this category.

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CGI - Common Gateway Interface
Description: Contains links to specs and documentation, discussion groups, and next-generation APIs.
Source: W3C [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:56:48
CGI specification at NCSA
Description: From introduction to in-depth details.
Source: NCSA at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [1997-06-27]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:57:03
CGI Programming FAQ
Description: The author updates this FAQ as new questions are submitted. It covers quite a wide range of topics from basics to HTTP and troubleshooting scripts. There is a "mirror" at FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about CGI Programming
Source: Web=DEing (read Webthing) [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:57:18
CGI Script FAQ
Description: A practical rather than an academic list of questions and answers.
Source: Dave Efflandt [1997-08-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:57:36
C++ FAQ Lite
Description: This is a skimmed version of the C++ FAQ book by Cline and Lomow, Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-201-58958-3. There is also a text-based version at MIT.
Source: Marshall Cline [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:57:54
Perl FAQ
Description: Frequently asked questions about PERL.
Source: Ohio State University [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:58:12 FAQ
Description: Perl/Tk (also known as pTk or ptk) is a collection of modules and code that attempts to wed the easily configured Tk 4 widget toolkit to the powerful lexigraphic, dynamic memory, I/O, and object-oriented capabilities of Perl 5.
Source: Cornell University [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:58:31
CGI Programming 101
Description: Free online course written by Jacqueline Hamilton. Five lessons already exists and more will eventually be posted. She also provides a CGI Library.
Source: ZDPress [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:00:17
Perl Tutorial
Description: Self-paced tutorial on the basics of Perl. The reader learns by writing a script called mailform.
Source: NCSA [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 00:59:25
Carlos' FORMS Tutorial
Description: Online tutorial by Carlos Pero. Well written, step by step. This one is rightfully famous. A definite must.
Source: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [1997-08-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:00:45
CGI Resources
Description: Excellent source for tutorials, scripts archives and demonstrations.
Source: Sanford Morton [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:01:44
The CGI Resource Index
Description: An outstanding collection of resources, links, tutorials, and scripts, from the author of Matt's Script Archive.
Source: Matt Wright [1997-08-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:02:01
Description: More resources on CGI.
Source: The Web Developer Virtual Library [1997-02-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:02:28
Yahoo!'s CGI Index
Description: A continually updated collection of links related to CGI programming.
Source: Yahoo! [1997-08-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:03:08
The Perl Language Home Page
Description: Overview, software and more excellent resources.
Source: Tom Christiansen [1997-02-09]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:03:52
Matt's Script Archive
Description: Each script is documented, has its own FAQ, examples and demo.
Source: Matt Wright [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 2/27/2001 06:33:42
The Scripts Home
Description: A free source of interactive shareware Perl CGI scripts. Also has a good books resource page.
Source: Virtual Marketing Technologies [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:04:34
Jeff's Scripts Archive
Description: CGI scripts for UNIX and MS-Windows.
Source: Terminal Productions [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:04:50
Mike's Scripts
Description: Seven or so Perl scripts from Mike Wheeler. Most scripts are documented, and have examples.
Source: Cabinessence [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:05:14
Selena Sol's Public Domain CGI Script Archive
Description: An excellent resource with lots of useful scripts.
Source: Selena Sol [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 2/27/2001 06:33:11
Web-Counter Home Page
Description: Counter service available for free to low volume sites. No script to install; simply register, and add an IMG tag to your page.
Source: Net Digits [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:08:10
AnyURL CGI forms utility
Description: AnyURL is a CGI form processing program which provides a trivial way for HTML authors to use CGI forms input to point to URL's without doing any programming.
Source: U.S. Dept of Commerce / NOAA [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:09:24
Description: is a perl cgi-script that takes the output of an HTML form and performs various actions: display the fields or send an arbitrary URL back to the submitter, append the contents to a log, e-mail someone the contents.
Source: James Hoagland [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:09:46
Weblint Home Page
Description: Neil Bowers' excellent syntax and style checker for HTML documents: a Perl script which you can download and install on your system . Weblint looks for some common HTML problems, specifically targeted to finding things which are known to confound existing Web browsers. See the list of WWW Weblint gateways.
Last checked: 4/2/1999 15:58:44
Description: Htgrep is a Perl utility written to facilitate the construction of simple search engines for the WWW as CGI scripts.
Source: Oscar Nierstrasz [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:10:45
Appointment Book Home
Description: A web appointment book combining a server side Perl script and ascii delimited DB with a multiple frame JavaScript interface. Source code is provided.
Source: John Scott [1997-04-21]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:11:15
Common Gateway Interface List
Description: To subscribe send e-mail to: In the body of the message, type
    subscribe CGI-L Firstname Lastname
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:12:43
Advanced CGI Discussion List
Description: To subscribe send e-mail to In the body of the message, type
     subscribe ADV-CGI Firstname Lastname
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:12:59
Advanced HTML Discussion List
Description: To subscribe send e-mail to In the body of the message, type
     subscribe ADV-HTML Firstname Lastname
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:13:17
The CGI/PERL Cookbook (ISBN 0-471-16896-3)
Description: By Matt Wright.'s David Fielder says: "Whether you're a newbie looking for solid programs with actual documentation or a professional Web developer who wants to learn more about how to write great Perl for the Web, there's something here for everyone."
Source: Wiley Computer Publishing [1997-12-01]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:13:37
Drag 'N' Drop CGI (ISBN 0-201-41966-1)
Description: Enhance your web site without programming. This book is for the savvy reader who may not have the time or skill to enhance his or her Web pages "from scratch." Includes full customization instructions.
Source: Addison Wesley Developers Press [1997-12-06]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:14:10
The CGI Book (ISBN 1-56205-571-2)
Description: Supports readers of The CGI Book: FTP site to source code (Perl and C) for all the examples in the book; discussion group for web programmers.
Source: New Riders [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:14:32
HTML & CGI Unleashed (ISBN 0-672-30745-6)
Description: Supports readers of the HTML & CGI Unleashed book with updates to the book and links to source code that did not make it to the CD-ROM. Covers the complete life cycle of web development.
Source: [1997-12-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:14:50
O'Reilly Perl Books
Description: Book description, table of contents, reviews of the following books: CGI Programming on the World Wide Web, Learning Perl, Mastering Regular Expressions, Perl 5 Desktop Reference, and the 2nd edition of Programming Perl.
Source: O'Reilly & Associates [1997-02-08]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:15:29
Description: A complete Web Application Development software package which includes a built-in, web-based relational database management system, and utilizes an intuitive, tag-based language for queries and web integration.
Source: TSD, Inc. [1999-04-02]
Last checked: 4/2/1999 01:54:04

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