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I have never used CGI scripts before so I was wondering how you get them to run ... do you have to implememt it into a html page or just call it by itself ?
1-24-02, 09:24 AM
When you download a script, it will most likely have instructions with it that will tell you how to install it and how to run it. CGI scripts can be called by themselves, or they can be embedded in HTML pages using SSI calls. They can be a bit difficult when you first start to use them (get used to seeing error 500 quite a bit) but once you get used to installing them they really arent that scary.
What kinda scripts are you planning on using? Youll get a lot of suggestions for popular and easy to install/use scripts in here.
1-24-02, 12:32 PM
Simple programs like polls, the time, quotes..are called as an SSI tag. Others like shopping carts, forums, guesbooks...are called directly since there's much more data to parse.
If the program is written well then it will include adequate instructions on how to set it up. If you run into problems, post them here and we'll get you on track :)
A couple of places to find scripts are:
Thank you both for your replies ... I will try it out and if I should hit a bump on the road ... I'll post again ... good to know that help is out there if needed ...
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