I do not write code but I understand how to use most of it.
Oh, thanks for coming back supernova333. I would love it if you could email me the files. I don't understand the SSI part you described. I mean, I have a clue about it, OH!!!!! I see, I think you mean to put the >!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/RANDOMPIC.cgi" --< where you say INCLUDE HERE... is that right?
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You have already been given examples of different CommonGatewayInterface languages: PHP and PERL (supernova333 likes to call PERL cgi, when really PERL is PERL, and cgi is ANY type of passing information from the client back to the web-server; supernova333 don't get pissed, everyone does this).
I am a lazy dinosaur with a some VB experience, and a boss with a Win2000 server, so I picked up ASP. Not really looking forward to the whole DotNet thing, but if you don't change with the times, they'll change without you.
It all depends on what type of server you have available. Unless you want to start admin. on a server, you'll probably use what it has available on it already.
Unix servers will support PERL right out of the box. The DB that I see paired into this system is called mySQL. From everything I have read, and from the little I studied PERL, I can tell you: it's VERY cool, VERY powerful, and VERY intricate. As with any API, there's a lot to learn, where things are, syntax, etc. The learning curve is likely to be really hard compared to other cgi languages.
Then there's php. I'm a virgin, i know NOTHING about php, other than the fact that I see it all OVER the place, so the popularity has to be coming from somewhere. If you look in the php/asp/db forum you'll see a SLEW of folks nearly SCREAMING their praises of php- i forget which thread. A good sign.
ASP is a microsponge product, and is native to Win NT4 & Win 2000 servers. It can (like any cgi language for any hardware) be installed on Unix, but who WANTS to?!
*passes out from tmi*
I could prob. send you code examples if you want.
i just re-read this wordy Tome- volumes about NOTHING. I STINK. I should give it up and go back to dope. haha
(Edited by WebDevTool at 12:27 am on Mar. 23, 2002)