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Sams Teach Yourself CGI in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Rafe Colburn

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Downloading Scripts from the Internet

The objective of this book is to teach you how to build your own Web applications using CGI. However, it isn’t here to convince you to do unnecessary work. There are bunches of CGI scripts other people have written that you can download from the Internet and use on your own site.

These scripts are useful for two purposes. First, they can save you a lot of work. If you can find a script out there that provides the functionality you need for an application, you may want to use it instead of writing a program from scratch. Second, they can help teach you how to write better applications. You can look at existing programs to see how the author accomplished certain tasks, and decide how you might design your ...

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