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Win95 local CGI processing

Is it possible to create an HTML form and tie its processing to a Perl script running on a Win95 machine?  In other words, have a local environment with a bunch of HTML forms and their processing in Perl being performed on a stand-alone machine, without getting on the Net or utilizing a Unix/NT server remotely, only use files located on
C: or any other local drive?
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Yes- but you have to install a web server on the local machine.

You can't run a perl script from a browser directly, you have to have a web server. But that doesn't mean you need net access, since you can get a free web server from Microsoft (and from others) which you can install and call locally without being connected.

This is a very good solution if you want to run or test perl scripts on a standalone or laptop, but not a very good solution if you want to run off a cdrom or demo software requiring perl scripts. I haven't heard of any good solutions for the latter case.
Hi there,

You do need to install a web server, but in my experience, the OMNI Pro Web server is the best for this.  I took the liberty of finding the URL for you:

Make sure you download the freeware release (1.01 I believe).  I find that this server works really well with PERL, since it supports UNIX based scripting.  Please feel free to contact me further if you need any help.

Good luck!

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