Anyone have a preferred way to query a website using CGI?
Or perhaps can recommend a tutorial?
For example, I want to search multiple on-line websites for information about a specific gene, obtained from a user input form:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
Basic Web Form
Basic Web Form Example
Please enter a gene name and click 'Search' to get a report of informa
+tion for a gene.
<form action="/cgi-bin/gene_query.pl" method="get">
<input type="text" name="gene" size="15" />
<input type="submit" value="Search" />
<input type="reset" value="Clear" />
In gene_query.pl what is the best technique to search (for example), a website like Pubmed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) for all articles involving $gene?
These websites I assume have SQL databases as the back-end. Does one need to construct an SQL query for the db?
Thanks in advance for any pointers in the right direction.