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From Perrin Harkins <per...@elem.com>
Subject Re: [Question] OS X 10.4
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2005 19:02:45 GMT
Anonymous Lion wrote:
> Forgive my ignorance, I thought you had to have mod-perl installed and
> running to run perl cgi scripts.

No, they are totally separate things.  CGI is a language-independent way 
of running dynamic programs from a web server that nearly all servers 
support.  The apache implementation is called mod_cgi.  mod_perl is an 
apache module that embeds a perl interpreter into the web server.  It 
provides much better performance than running perl scripts through CGI 
and gives you access to the apache API.

To get started with mod_cgi:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/cgi.html

To get started with mod_perl:
http://perl.apache.org/docs/1.0/guide/getwet.html

- Perrin

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