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Re: Perl Doubt


It's better that you read some documentaion on CGI & perl in general.
perl man pages are excellent & is exhaustive. 

man perl     - to get the details of further man pages.
man perlfunc - for doc. on perl functions.
perldoc <PackageName> - to read documentation of any particular package.
Eg. 'perldoc CGI' will show you the documentation for the module CGI

Happy perl journey !


On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Adityan Murthy wrote:

> Hi All!
> I've just started learning perl.
> I have a file called read_art.pl which takes a parameter for the name of the 
> file and reads the article.  i want to have a rate this article link which 
> rates it. for that, i plan to write a file, say rateit.pl now, when i click 
> on rate it, it will call the perl file, say as, rateit.pl?val=2 (2 is the 
> name of the article file). this file (rateit.pl) will contain the form 
> required to rate it. now i want the same file to create the form and do the 
> rating. that means that when i rate, it will call rateit.pl?val=2&rating=5.  
> so, how do i make the same pl file distinguish the two diff calls?
> Also, what is "use CGI"?  Seems similar to creating an object of a class in 
> C++.  Where do i get info on the various functions in CGI?
> Thanx in advance.
> Adityan
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