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Kit for Chapter 15

The dhttp kit (http://udell.roninhouse.com/examples/dhttp-v2.tar.gz) installs by unzipping into any subdirectory on a Unix or NT box equipped with Perl 5. You’ll need CPAN’s DBI and a DBD datasource driver if you want to run the apps I’ve included with dhttp or try your own database-oriented apps. You’ll also need CPAN’s Net::NNTP for the HelpDesk (hd) app described in Chapter 9.

The dhttp distribution divides into the following three parts.

1: dhttp Top-Level Scripts

./dhttp

The main driver; starts the engine and load the apps

./code_synch

Demonstrates code replication

./data_synch

Demonstrates data replication

2: Engine Components

./lib/dhttp/Engine/Server.pm

The miniature HTTP server

./lib/dhttp/Engine/PubUtils.pm

Methods visible both to web clients and internal methods

./lib/dhttp/Engine/PrivUtils.pm

Methods visible only to internal methods

./lib/dhttp/Engine/edit_ file.htm

A system-level template for the Engine::PubUtils::do_edit_ file( ) method

3: Application Components

sfa (a sample contact manager)
./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa.pm

The sfa module

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/bios/.

Subdirectory for bios of contacts

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/sfa_company.htm

Template for the company pane

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/sfa_contacts.htm

Template for the contacts pane

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/sfa_multi_history.htm

Template for the contact-history pane

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/sfa_ave_company.htm

Template for forms to add, edit, or view a company record

./lib/dhttp/Apps/sfa/sfa_add_contact.htm

Template ...

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