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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 1998
This book will be an absolute necessity for CGI programmers writing in Perl. It's a description of a must-use tool by the tool's creator. It goes well beyond the online and POD documentation for CGI.pm. The example code snippets and programs are well chosen. There are a few problems: the organization of the reference section is confusing, and the descriptions of table(), Tr(), and td() don't explain how to enter attributes. (But the table examples show how to do that, so it's not much of a problem.) Summary: if you write CGI in Perl, get this book and use it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 1999
A light-weight book (300 pages including the appendices and index) that goes straight to the point. Don't expect any lengthy explanation on Perl scripts or HTML tags as this is not the purpose of this book and the author assumes you are already proficient in those two languages. And if you are, this is the perfect reference book to understand how the "glue" called CGI.pm works. You will find all the explanations you need to use the package, with good examples that actually work, and nothing more.
The ideal companion to the O'Reilly Perl books for those who want to add life to their web pages.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2000
I got this book thinking "well .. its probably just the man pages and a few drawings .. " WRONG .. Lincoln Steins guide is an excellent refernce texrt fo rCGI.pm and gives you far more insight into how the module can be used than the man pages ever did. The man pages tend to suggest the OO methods as the way to use the module .. this book explains them both but also shows how much can be done using procedural methods that simply isn't mentioned in the man pages at all. if you write CGi using the GCI.pm then you need this book ..!
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