How CGI works


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How CGI works

So let's talk about how CGI works. When your browser goes to get a webpage, you type in the address in your address bar and you press Go or you hit Enter on your keyboard. The browser sends a request to the server using the HTTP Protocol. HTTP, besides being a bit of a tongue twister, stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. What that is, is that's the protocol that the browser uses to communicate with the server and that the server uses to communicate back with the browser.

So for example, I am going to show you an HTTP transaction here and this is using a tool that I wrote years ago that I call Web Tool and it is just easy way for me to look at that communication that's going on between the browser and the server. And so the tool itself, it pretends that it's a browser and it sends a request to the server, and that request looks like this here. And so, in this case, this is one of my servers. It's the one that hosts images for my website. I call it i.bw.org.

And so I ...

How CGI works
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How CGI works provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Bill Weinman as part of the CGI Essential Training

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