How to send perl output to browser?

Is it possible to redirect the output generated by a perl script directly to Netscape browser rather than the default <stdout> MS-DOS screen in Windows 95?  (Without using a server connection)  If so, how do I do it?
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Erick37Asked:
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Erick37Author Commented:
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icdCommented:
Go to the Microsoft site and download PWS (Personal Web Server). This puts a 'server' on your W95 machine with a CGI directory. You access it without having to go on-line.

You might also find it on Microsoft refered to as IIS.
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obelixCommented:
Write a batch file DOIT.BAT containing the following 2 lines:

 \win-appl\perl\bin\perl %1 > test.htm
 \win-appl\netsgold\Program\netscape file:///test.htm

(Change the paths to whatever you need)
Save the batch file to the same directory, where you have your Perl script. From the DOS box you can now start the Perl script by typing the command:

DOIT <script_name>

Good luck,
obelix
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Erick37Author Commented:
Thanks obelix!
I guess DOS is still not dead, alas... This is a pretty good solution, however I cannot use it to process forms from FrontPage.  I have the Personal Web Server, but I have not been able to figure out how to make it recognize Perl scripts in the cgi-bin directory.  (Icd suggested this approach).
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