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OFFICIAL GUIDE TO PROGRAMMING WITH CGI.PM

Example Scripts from the Book

Here is the source code for all the examples from the book. Each example is listed by chapter, listing number, and page number. You'll find two links for each example. The top link will run the script so that you can try it out for yourself. The bottom link will take you to the source code for the script. You may read through it online or download it to your own machine.

There are several ways to download a script's source code. One way is to choose File->Save As... from the browser's menu when the script appears on the screen. Another way is to simply cut and paste from the browser window to your favorite word processor. Some browsers also offer you the ability to save the contents of a link by right-clicking, control-clicking, or by command-clicking, depending on the browser software and the type of computer you are using.

There are no restrictions on your use of this source code. Feel free to redistribute it, modify it for your own purposes, or incorporate it into your own projects. Have fun!

Chapter 2: CGI.pm Basics

plaintext.pl: A dynamic text-only page (page 22).
Run the script
See its source code

plaintext2.pl: Multiple formatted lines (page 24).
Run the script
See its source code

plaintext3.pl: As above, but with simpler code (page 25).
Run the script
See its source code

plaintext4.pl: Star out all 4-letter words from a file (page 26).
Run the script
See its source code
See the unmodified file

time1.pl: Print the current local time (page 27).
Run the script
See its source code

time2.pl: A different way to print the current local time (page 30).
Run the script
See its source code

time3.pl: As before, but with an inline image (page 32).
Run the script
See its source code

vegetables1.pl: Nested lists (page 34).
Run the script
See its source code

vegetables2.pl: Same thing, more concisely (page 37).
Run the script
See its source code

vegetables3.pl: An HTML 3 table(page 39).
Run the script
See its source code

htmlize.pl: Convert text into HTML(page 41).
Run the script
See its source code
See the unmodified table

time4.pl: An interactive clock (listing 2.1, page 48).
Run the script
See its source code

advice.pl: Take action based on button presses (listing 2.2, page 67).
Run the script
See its source code

loan.pl: Multi-page questionnaire (listing 2.3, page 70).
Run the script
See its source code

guestbook.pl: A guestbook (listing 2.4, page 79).
Run the script
See its source code
See the raw guestbook file

redirect.pl: Redirect browser elsewhere (page 91).
This script will redirect you to the book's home page
Run the script
See its source code

random_pict1.pl: Select a picture randomly (listing 2.4, page 92)
Run the script
See its source code
See the directory of pictures

random_pict2.cgi: A more portable version of above (listing 2.5, page 94)
Run the script
See its source code

tm.pl: Add ® symbol to trademarks (listing 2.6, page 96)
Run the script
See its source code
See the unmodified target file

confidential.pl: Implement a new <CONFIDENTIAL> HTML tag (listing 2.7, page 98)
Run the script
See its source code
See the unmodified target file
See the unmodified target file's source

Chapter 3: Advanced Tricks

carpout.pl: Echo runtime errors to the browser (page 107).
When you run this, the script will display an error message.
Run the script
See its source code

quadraphobia.pl: A clickable image map (page 118XX).
Run the script
See its source code

graffiti.pl: Saving session state to a file (listing 3.1, page 122).
Run the script
See its source code

customizable.pl: A customizable page (page 130.
Run the script
See its source code

graffiti2.pl: A cleaner way of saving session state to a file (listing 3.2, page 132).
Run the script
See its source code

cookie.pl: Save user preferences in a cookie (listing 3.3, page 144).
Run the script
See its source code

upload.pl: Upload a file and calculate its length (listing 3.4, page 152).
Run the script
See its source code

gate.pl: Refuse admission between 2-3 o'clock on Sundays (listing 3.5, page 159).
Run the script
See its source code

frames.pl: Create a document that uses frames to pop up a new window (listing 3.6, page 164).
Run the script
See its source code

side_by_side.pl: Create side-by-side frames (listing 3.7, page 166).
Run the script
See its source code

javascript.pl: Validate a form with JavaScript (listing 3.8, page 177).
Run the script
See its source code

nph-quote.pl: Simulate a stock ticker (listing 3.9, page 184).
Run the script
See its source code

nph-push.pl: A dynamic page using server push (page 188).
Run the script
See its source code

 

 
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ISBN 0-471-24744-8
310 pages
April, 1998

Wiley Computer Publishing
Timely. Practical. Reliable.

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