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VB via cgi-bin

Posted on 1997-12-04
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Is it possible to create an app that can make VB work in cgi-bin, so that I can also use cgi32.bas
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Sure.

Consider that CGI is just a protocol stating what kind of interaction there can be between a web server and an external application. So, it doesn't matter how you coded that application, as far as it is CGI compliant.
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by:olaor
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Check out the book "CGI programming with Visual Basic 5.0" or try http://www.betabooks.mcgraw-hill.com

Is your problem getting the VB part to work with CGI or the registration process?  The book has a back section with all of the DLLs and the registration you need to do for them.  The easiest thing to do is to create a setup program and run it on the server - that will install all of the required components so that a VB app. can run on the server without a hitch.

About the programming CGI with VB part, that's where the book will help you.  There are several web sites that specialize in this area as well.
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by:jfl
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My problem is that I'm currently using lots from cgi32.bas and would like these apps to run in cgi-bin.
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