If your PC have installed Windows 95 or Windows 98,
then you can use perl for win32.
1. Download Activestate Port (APi519.exe).
ActiveState Port is available at:
If your PC have installed Windows 95 then you'll need
DCOM for Windows 95 for using ActivePerl port.
dcom95.exe is available at:
2. Download OmniHTTPd server (ohttpd101.exe).
Omnihttpd server is available at:
3. Install Activesate port and OmniHTTPd server. These
softwares are installed themselves at
c:\perl (Activestate Port)
Also, you can use Gurusary Sarathy port (available at
and the Apache server.
Gurusary Sarathy port (perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.zip) is
available at http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/GSAR/
Apache server is available at
I'm using the Activestate Port (APi519.exe) and the
Omnihttpd server (ohttpd101.exe) on Windows 98. Also,
I have used those programs on Windows 95 and they ran
- Rename your scripts (myscript.cgi to myscript.pl) when
you run these on the server.
- Your site address is "http://127.0.0.1"
Ok, It is all. I hope this helps.
Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date sent: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 09:15:19 -0700
Subject: [PBML] Testing CGI scripts
> I am new to the Internet and I am steadily getting my head around how
> things work having spent a long time in the IT industry using COBOL
> I now know that in order to store/process data submitted on a form I
> need a CGI script program to do the work.
> I am about to embark on a project that will require me to write such a
> script. I intend to write this in Perl.
> My question is this....
> In order to test my ideas, do I need to have this program set up on a
> server somewhere (my ISP provider does not provide such facilities -
> Freeserve) or can I store the program on my own PC while I'm developing
> my idea? I would hope that I could get my HTML to point to the code on
> my own PC while I am testing.
> I would be grateful for any advice.
> Ian Fenelon
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