Cameron Laird's personal notes on architectures for
I launched this page to support readers of our SunWorld
"Putting Perl together".
We've written a number of
on related topics that might interest you.
Dru Nelson asked
Do you know of a Perl tool that lets you embed
perl in html files for dynamic pages?
The answer is, yes, I do know of several such tools, including
Several commercial HTTP servers (including Netscape's and IIS)
now provide a variation on this theme. It's possible that there
are still other works that do much
of the same; I've certainly heard of many people who started
such projects "internally" for specific ends. Moreover,
there are multiple variants in the
worlds, which I know better than Perl. [Also available
for PHP, Scheme, ...] The "CGI Programming MetaFAQ"'s
Side Includes are also pertinent here, along
which aims only to be a pre-processor for HTML.
For example, you would edit a file. It would look like
html. However, within certain tags, you could embed perl
for the dynamic content. I would like it to be CGI, if
I often argue that scripting should have a special place in the
hearts of system administrators. Architecture 7. of the
SunWorld article hints at that. Ed Finch gives a
examples of Perl's capabilities in this regard.
Uri Guttman courteously improves the article in several small
technical regards in a
Laird's personal notes on architectures for