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Thread: Perl CGI Post Form help

  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    Perl CGI Post Form help

    Hello. I am new to all web scripting except JavaScript. I have been looking for perl tutorials on how to post a form. What I have found is no use. I just want to know how to get the contents of the form by form input names and write them to a file on the users computer. Also, do I have to compile perl to a cgi file, or can I just save it as either a .pl or .cgi file. Just for an example here is a sample HTML code:
    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>POST Example</title>
    <form method="POST" action="ThePerlFile">
      <input type="text" name="value"/>
      <input type="submit" name="post" value="Submit It"/>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Vienna, Austria
    write them to a file on the users computer
    You can't do that with Perl. Ask Google about JavaScript file system API to do that.

    Otherwise, try to follow a tutorial. Handling forms with Perl is a completely basic topic, covered a thousand times in different places, and written better than I ever could. Also, it requires a lot of details, like server configuration, so it's too long to simply spell out in a simple answer like this.

    Try this one (though I don't have experience with it) www.cgi101.com/learn/

    I personally prefer to work with a MVC framework named Catalyst. It's easy to start with. If you're interested, start here: http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?Catalyst::Manual::Tutorial

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