in reply to thoughts on creating modular perl for web application

You might want to check out Apache::ASP, Embperl, and possibly even PHP. A lot of places use PHP as a glorified rendering layer on top of a Perl backend.

Being right, does not endow the right to be rude; politeness costs nothing.
Being unknowing, is not the same as being stupid.
Expressing a contrary opinion, whether to the individual or the group, is more often a sign of deeper thought than of cantankerous belligerence.
Do not mistake your goals as the only goals; your opinion as the only opinion; your confidence as correctness. Saying you know better is not the same as explaining you know better.