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Re^2: use CGI or die;

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jan 27, 2003 at 16:10 UTC ( #230256=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: use CGI or die;
in thread use CGI or die;

Using CGI to handle the logistics of server interaction and using it to produce your output are two very different things. I use it nearly exclusively for the former but almost never for the latter.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re^3: use CGI or die;
by Random_Walk (Prior) on Dec 19, 2006 at 10:51 UTC

    Good point but what do you use then to generate output ? Hand cut code, a module that does a more reasonable job than CGI or a full blown framework (in which case does it not parse the CGI for you anyway)? I realise this node is a little old so perhaps everyone has moved on to Maypole or similar by now but I am currently building my first web interface in a few years so I am browsing around for clues.

    Cheers,
    R.

    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

      For output, I use a templating system.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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