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How to load a cgi script when the webpage loads

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Contributed by Voytek on Jan 01, 2002 at 05:03 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


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Hi! Is it possible to activate a CGI script when the website loads instead of when the user clicks a button? If so, how? Thanks a lot, Voytek

Answer: How to load a cgi script when the webpage loads
contributed by jonknee

To use server side includes just add this code to your page:

<!--#exec cgi="/cgi.cgi" -->
make sure your server can handle them and name your page with the .shtml ending.
Answer: How to load a cgi script when the webpage loads
contributed by merlyn

Sure. Either make that page a CGI-generated page, or use something like Server-side Includes.

Answer: How to load a cgi script when the webpage loads
contributed by zentara

You could also load a cgi script with the image tag.

<IMG SRC="cgi-bin/myscript.pl" HEIGHT=0 WIDTH=0 alt="[script]" >
Answer: How to load a cgi script when the webpage loads
contributed by LogicalChaos

If you want the cgi script instead of a page (default.html for instance), redirect from your page to your cgi script: <META HTTP-Equiv="Refresh" CONTENT="3; URL=http://your.place.com/cgi/my.cgi">

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