|System-Wide CGI Scripts
We have installed some CGI scripts in our cgi-sys
directory for you:
are designed to handle HTML forms. The first simply e-mails
the completed form to you. The second is so robust that we
cannot describe all of the features here.
A popular script is FormMail from
Matt Wright. To use it please use the following form action:
Instructions are available at:
A powerful script is the FormHandler script
included in the CGI/Perl cookbook. It supports everything you need for
creating powerful forms, such as logging everything to a file,
e-mailing customized responses back to the person who submitted the
form to you and many other features. You can use it with the following
The complete documentation can be found at:
If you do not wish to use either of the above pre-installed
FormHandler scripts, please consider using the very secure script at:
Their script includes a feature that makes it possible to place your
e-mail address in the script itself, rather than in the HTML code of
your web page. This is a good way to keep spam away from your mailbox.
Please DO NOT place your own copy of Matt Wright's FormMail script in
your cgi-bin. The script is very popular and has been used on many
servers world wide. However, the script has many security glitches and
should not be used unless those glitches have been corrected. The
FormMail.cgi script that is pre-installed on the server (/cgi-sys/FormMail.cgi)
does not suffer from security glitches.
Another script from the CGI/Perl cookbook is a very powerful
Guestbook/Feedback script. You can access it by using:
The instructions can be found at:
You have probably seen drop-down selection boxes which are
used as a menu for the website. You can do this, too!
Name the drop-down menu "url"
For the value, use the complete URL to the page you would like to
direct your site visitor
Finally, use /cgi-sys/jump.pl as the form action
You also must create a submit button.
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