I have not heard of that book or that author, which is a
really bad sign for its quality. (There are a lot of Perl
books out there. Most are written by incompetent people.)
Even worse signs are the phrases "Perl 5" and "web
programming". I usually take both as danger signs of
books written more to hit the right buzzwords than to
teach anything useful.
The fact that its name sounds like it might be the same
book specifically mentioned by redmist in (redmist) RE: Essential Perl 5 for Web Professionals
as a really bad book is an even more ominous sign.
Your comment that you are using its code for reading forms
suggests very strongly that the book rolls its own code for
processing CGI. This is sure-fire test that tells you it
is complete and utter crap whose only redeeming quality is
that you can entertain yourself destroying it. (Please do
not succumb to the temptation to recoup your losses by
selling it to some other unsuspecting soul who can be
damaged by it.)
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