As with most ignorant articles, they assume that Servlets are totally different to CGI. Well, apart from the fact that a new thread is created for each request (so your stuff stays in memory) they are inherently the same. They still talk HTTP, they still have to maintain state and they still have their own security problems (SQL injection for example).
The article would have made more sense if the person had advocated static content for reasons of insecurity of *any* web application rather than make it sound like CGI was the poor mans application platform and there was nothing secure about it.
The only rose in the pile of compost:
CGI, for all its flaws, works, and works pretty darn well if done care
Still, I guess ignorance is a point of view.
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