Web Programming SECRETS with HTML, CGI, and Perl
by Tittel, Gaither, et al. (IDG Books Worldwide)
"A missing semicolon somewhere in the body of the script
generates errors that appear to be totally unrelated to the missing
semicolon and on lines far afield from where it is missing."
- This applies to mostly any programming language which includes
"Never underestimate the value of thinking about a project,
rather than plugging away when you may not be mentally prepared."
- On design phase and coding phases of HTML/CGI/Perl programming
"Every language has its weaknesses; there may be certain
jobs that it just can't do, and the end of the planning phase and beginning
of the coding phase is not the right time to find that out."
- This can apply to almost ANY programming language
Personal Experiences (yow!) with the Rohan
- One of the first things to notice: There is NO easy way to place a Perl
Script into Rohan !
- After reading the cgi-bin specifications (a
link is provided), a Perl script that will need to write to a file will
not be such an easy task of linking from Perl-and-HTML files to the /tmp
directory file, and back again.
- Perl scripting requires AT LEAST:
1) front-facing page in either HTML or CGI,
2) back-end script (in CGI, Perl, C/C++, etc.),
3) CGI library file(s)
- Since 01/26/98, there is now a public_html/ directory that one can create
to make their Perl/CGI scripts work easier. Plus, in this directory, Rohan
will allow reads, executes, and WRITES
Let's return later, shall we ?