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Please explain what Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is.
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CGI is the part of the Web server that can communicate with other programs running on the server. (Shishir Gundavaram, "CGI Programming on the World Wide Web")
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a type of program that can be very simple or very complex, depending on the programmer's skill level and the website needs. CGI allows one program to access another program on the Web and to transmit (or "pass") information to the other program, which the other program processes or responds to. The second program then reverses the direction of information passing, or transmission, and sends the response to the original data back to the first program. CGI is at work in programs like feedback requests of registration information or image maps that allow you to access information for specific locations, like Wyoming or Alabama.
Posted by karythcara on September 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM (Answer #1)
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