I am developing a cybermall website with plenty of
cgi scripts to handle forms inputs.The cgi scripts
are witten in perl language .I have just downloaded
the perl interpreter (compiler) from the web .My questions:
1) Do I have to upload the whole perl interpreter(almost two megabytes) to my internet service provider',s server ? The perl source code has *.pl extention and therefore to run them one should write" perl.exe program.pl",can't I just make them exe and upload them without uploading the interpreter itself to the server?.
2) In either ways, what should the html "action" tag (when submiting the form ) look like in order to call the perl script(program.pl),given that my files are located in http://host/mydirectory,should
or should it be action=http://host/mydirectory/program.exe
or should it be action=http://host/mydirectory/program.cgi
,and in the later case how do i convert program.pl to program.cgi?
Thank you for your patience and support