eh... something about not being the latest and greatest. I have not used it myself, but I hear things about the syntax being annoying and it being hard to use. Any comments on that? I would say cgi is still widely used but since the creation of other server side languages people have moved away from cgi i guess.
Originally posted by brendandonhue CGI is not related to Perl. You can use CGI to interface with just about any language including PHP and I think ASP.
Well, considering that ASP isn't a language either... In that case, PHP isn't a full programming language either.
Anyway, you must admit that CGI and Perl are used inter-changeably by most people. It's not that you couldn't use another language to write CGI programs, but about 99% of the CGI programs use Perl. I don't think I have ever seen one that didn't use Perl(besides a couple written in C...).
Originally posted by lakers01 most people use perl or cgi cause most free host and some paid host only offer cgi or perl
Where do you get your info from? There are free PHP servers EVERYWHERE nowadays...
I did not think those three host supported any server side technologies. Anyways I just was thinking if ASP uses vbscript ASP.NET uses C# and VB,, CGI uses PERL, and JSP uses java, and so on and so fourth why do we refer to them as server side languages? Wouldnt processes be a better term? Just one of those thoughts that I have everyonce and a while....