I'm a first-timer trying to develop a web page and have got so far in the development cycle before running out of knowledge.
I can create HTML forms on my web page and have figured out how to submit the data back to my CGI programon the ISP.
However, what I don't understand is in what form do they arrive at my program? I want to write the CGI program in 'C' (i don't know much else I'm afraid and am too old to handle anything new ike Java or Perl!) and need to extract the form data sent to me.
Secondly, when I have got stuff to send back, how do I do it to update the form? I think I understand that I need to send back HTML 'commands' to my web page but how does my web page 'know' what to do with the data sent? Does the page autorefresh when it receives the HTML? and how do I ensure that the data I am sending back to my page goes in the correct areas of my page?