Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video Using CGI with forms, part of XHTML and HTML Essential Training.
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CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface and it's the back end of how forms work.…Strictly speaking, it's the protocol that the web browser uses to talk to the…server and to send it the data that you filled in, in the form.…On the back end, CGI programs can be written in a number of languages.…They are commonly written in Perl or PHP or ASP or something like that.…These are languages that are commonly used with CGI.…I have provided in the exercise files a couple of CGI scripts.…
One is the test script that we saw demonstrated in the last lesson.…It's very simple and this is provided so that you can install it on your server.…Now, how to install it on your server is going to depend a lot on your server…and there is some guidance available in another course that I have on…lynda.com called Using Perl with CGI but I have provided here for your use if…you would like to use it.…Likewise, there is another CGI script here called mailform.cgi and this I have…also provided for your use if you have a way to use it and if you have the…
- Understanding the structure of an HTML or XHTML document
- Creating and using templates
- Controlling white space and line breaks
- Making effective use of tables and frames
- Flowing text around an image
- Formatting tables with CSS
- Creating web pages that work properly across platforms and devices
- Reviewing a case study of a complete web site
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing XHTML and HTML
2. Text Tags
3. Image Tags
Using inline images3m 17s
4. Link Tags
9. Creating a Simple Web Page from Scratch
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