Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the case study, part of CGI Essential Training.
We are going to do a case study using this Contact Form application.…So let's take a look at the application and walk through it and see what it does.…It's a simple contact form.…You enter a name and email address, the subject and a message.…So go ahead and do that.…And I'll press the Send button.…So we get a confirmation page and this confirmation page allows us to edit…or send the message.…So if I press Edit, I get an opportunity to change the message and see I have…some punctuation at the end there, and I am just going to change that and…I press Send and if we are ready to send the message, go ahead and press the Send…button and the message is sent.…
So this is your typical contact form.…You'll notice a few things about it.…It has multiple pages.…Those pages allow multiple actions and it keeps track of the context.…It even keeps track of the data.…This is all done using hidden fields.…Also, the application uses HTML templates which makes it easy to integrate into…another website and as part of this case study, we are going to take an existing…
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- Installing CGI scripts on Unix and Windows servers
- Coding form elements into an HTML page
- Keeping context with hidden fields on a web form
- Learning best practices for creating CGI content