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CGI script


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A program that is executed when a Web server wants to carry out some processing that requires an interface to an application such as a database management system. For example, when the user fills in details in an HTML form and sends that form to the server a CGI script is the program that normally carries out the processing associated with the form. CGI scripts can now be written in a variety of languages although the most popular language used has been Perl.

Subjects: Computing.


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