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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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in thread I have a lot of problems w/ my scripts, but this may be the biggie. Please read by Anonymous Monk

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