CGI running Perl script and Netscape server
Posted on 1998-10-28
I'm trying to run my CGI script using Perl on a Netscape webserver running on NT4.0.
Normally on Unix system, I can start a CGI Perl script using: <FORM ACTION="/cgi-bin/test.pl">. If test.pl is executable it will work. I know there is a trick by placing a Perl.bat file in my cgi-bin directry which will call the executable perl.exe: <FORM ACTION="/cgi-bin/perl.bat?test.pl">. Unfortunately this method does NOT work if I call my script with parameters like <A HREF="/cgi-bin/test.pl?a=hello&b=world">Link</A>. In such case, I just get an error message.
So my question is to know if there is a special other trick to do (maybe at the Netscape webserver level) t odo in order to avoid this behaviour? I know, because I tried it, a special configuration was necessary to run such script with IIS4.0 but what's about Netcape?