Fourth Annual USENIX Tcl/Tk Workshop, 1996
Writing CGI scripts in Tcl
CGI scripts enable dynamic generation of HTML pages. This paper
describes how to write CGI scripts using Tcl. Many people use Tcl for
this purpose already but in an ad hoc way and without realizing many
of the more nonobvious benefits. This paper reviews these benefits
and provides a framework and examples. Canonical solutions to HTML
quoting problems are presented. This paper also discusses using Tcl
for the generation of different formats from the same document. As an
example, FAQ generation in both text and HTML are described.
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