relax99 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I was wondering if anyone had any experience with CGI::Minimal. I have been using it as a light-weight alternative to to retrieve form data (I do not need HTML generating capabilities of since using templates is a more maintainable solution in most cases anyway).

I've been trying to get CGI::Minimal to work with file-upload forms, but it does not seem to work at all. As soon as I add enctype="multipart/form-data" to my form tag, my script that uses CGI::Minimal never finishes. I know the problem is in CGI::Minimal, because and direct read from STDIN work just fine. I've searched newsgroups for any clues, and I am somewhat surprised that no one had ever noticed that CGI::Minimal does not work for form-based file uploads, even though it claims to.

Do you think CGI::Minimal is buggy, or could it be something else? I would appreciate any hints.

Thank you,