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i have a page made by front page 98.
now, i've to move the page to a unix system.
the problem arise: the form handler doesn't work
under unix.  the question is: any substitute (any other cgi)?

btw, i use front page to develop homepage and then
transport the page to a unix server.  
question: is there a better way to do this process?
ie. if i use other html editor, can i have this
trouble eliminated?
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Your going to need some type of Server Side script to process your form on a UNIX server.  Depending on how the server is setup, you may still be able to publish your pages to it, or else you will have to do it manually with an FTP program.
I prefer the manual method since it gives me total control of what I'm doing on the server.  For basic page layout I use Netscape Composer, edit the HTML with any text editor (Notepad or EditPad work well), and the upload with WS_FTP95.  There are much better programs out there than Composer,  but since I'm only doing the basic layout with it the limitations don't bother me....
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my question is a bit vague

i want to ask if there is any i can have my "form" part portable to unix server which doesn't have a front page extension.
is there any form cgi which i can use in both server, unix and my personal web server.
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In short a CGI could work on both servers if it is written in a language that can work within both Web Servers.

Front Page is the limiting factor here as I think that the only common language that it can use is a compiled program, prehaps written in C or C++.

A better option would to upgrade to IIS/PWS this is still free from Microsoft but is much more flexible and still allows the Front Page extensions to be used. This with the addition of a DLL or two will allow you to run other scripting languages most notably perl which are supported on Unix Systems.

If FP98 supports ASP then another alternative is to get an ASP library from a company called ChilliSoft which provides a unix version of ASP for _some_ unix platforms.

So far as the second part of your question is concerned if you are looking for a ready made CGI then it depends on what you want to do.

If on the otherhand you are looking for the form validation scripts that FP has then I think you are out of luck as the approach taken with FP is somewhat different to most 'grown up' servers. Whilst it would not be impossible to implement it on a Unix box I doubt whether anyone would bother.

HTH
Steve
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yes, i think what i want is to have the perl script runnable in both server.  can you guide me to the location where i can download what you mentioned?
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yes, i think what i want is to have the perl script runnable in both server.  can you guide me to the location where i can download what you mentioned?
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