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CGI, DBI, HTTP, SQL - How does it all fit together?by tomdbs98 (Beadle)
|on May 04, 2011 at 18:15 UTC||Need Help??|
tomdbs98 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
This question may be very obvious to many of you, but I humbly ask for you to illuminate my tangled knowledge.
My task is to implement a database (made using mySQL) that can be accessed (and, eventually, modified) through a wiki like web portal (TWiki) that has been written in perl. I believe I need to create a perl module as a 'middle man' between the wiki user and the database.
From what I understand, I need to use perl CGI to send/recieve information from a browser (which uses HTTP), as well as to create the UI. I must then use perl DBI to send/recieve that information to/from the database using SQL.
Even if the above information is correct, the path through which this can be done is lost upon me and guidance would be highly appreciated.Thank you for your time,