a method of extending web server functionality using scripts or programs in response to Web browser requests.
CGI is a standard specification for creating Web server programs that accept data from Web clients, process the data, and return a result. For example, each HTML form needs a corresponding CGI program to process form data sent to its Web site. CGI programs can be written in a variety of languages, including C, Perl, Visual Basic, and Java.
CGI is standard used by web servers to interface web clients to programs. It is primarily used to process forms and return results and as a gateway to third tier applications such as databases
A computer program that runs on a Web server and uses the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) to perform tasks that are not usually done by a Web server (for example, database access and form processing). A CGI script is a CGI program that is written in a scripting language such as Perl.
A method to allow the user to interact with HTML documents; CGI allows the use of forms and scripts on the World Wide Web (WWW). See also HyperText Markup Language (HTML), World Wide Web (WWW).
An Interface that allows a program,or application called a CGIscript usually written in a computer language such as "PERL" or "C++" to perform some useful task based on a users input. Typical CGI scripts do things like:read an Image Map, count the number hits to your page, or accept and filter data from a forms page. WWWebfx Home Page
A standard that describes how a web browser passes on information to a web server. CGI programs are able to read the information, process it and pass the results back to the web browser.
An interface between World Wide Web servers and scripts, utilities, and programs that generate custom responses to client requests.
A standard developed to allow http servers to receive and process information from Web browsers.
The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is the method that allows Web servers to interact with external programs. CGI programs can be used to process Forms, deliver dynamic documents, and to interact with other programs running on the server.
the CGI standard lays down the rules for running external programs in a Web HTTP server. External programs are called gateways because they open up an outside world of information to the server.
(abbreviation: CGI) A standard used by programmers that allows their programs to interact with the World Wide Web. CGI scripts can be written in many computer languages, but Perl and C are the most common.
A standard interface for HTTP server application development. The standard was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
A CGI program is a program that is executed by a httpd server upon receiving an appropriately configured URL. The DODS server is a CGI program. CGI is an Internet standard. DODS uses version 1.1.1 of the CGI standard.
The "Common Gateway Interface" allows a web browser to execute programs on a web server. So-called CGI scripts might, for instance, interpret HTML forms or execute database queries.
(Acronym - CGI) Programming standard for software to interface and execute applications residing on web servers. See also " Web Application", " Application Server", " Web Server".
A means for a webserver to pass on information via an application program and to receive data back. Check if a host allows the use of CGI scripts before you sign-up for its services.
This is a technical standard for transferring information between a Web server and a program running on its host. CGI programs are a common way for Web sites to interact dynamically with users. Web pages that contain fill-in forms usually use CGI programs to process data submitted through the form.
A CGI script is a small program that results in an action based on the user's input.
An interface used by an application that runs on a Web server when a client requests it.
an overly complex term for a piece of software that facilitates communication and information transfer between a World Wide Web Browser, commonly called the front end, and some sort of process, commonly called the back-end
Also known as CGIs, these are electronic mail or other utilities that when accessed, puls up a screen that allows users to transfer information. If, for example, you are using your Intranet to conduct an employee survey, installing a CGI-enabled form would be a good idea.
Server-side programs that can receive data from a client browser, process it, and return it to the client.
An interface that is used by executable files that handle specific requests. An IIS server can execute a CGI, exchange data with the client via stdin and stdout, and get IIS server variables through environment variables.
The method of passing data back and forth between the web server and the application program is called the common gateway interface (CGI). CGI "scripts" are used for tasks such as submitting forms to a web server.
a programming interface that enables a Web server to communicate with an external program and to pass the results back to a user.
a standard for external gateway programs to communicate with information servers such as a World Wide Web HTTP server.
A method used by web servers to assist the interaction between servers and other machines or programs. CGI programs may, for example, be used to make sections of a website interactive (guest books, etc.)
server-side communication standard supported by all web servers for accessing external programs. Examples of CGI programs are gateways to databases and scripts that process and return HTML commands to the server. Since HTML allows only one-way communication from the server, which is read by the web browser or client, CGI permits communication and interaction from the client to the server for two-way, dynamic web pages.
A standard interface between a Web server and other programs.
A class of programming languages which may be used in conjunction with a Web server. A CGI program is used to process the data from an HTML form, for example.
A standard for how external applications interface with information servers. It defines how executable scripts are called and how data is passed between the server and the script. Information on CGI can be found on the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) HTTPd website at: http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu
A protocol for programs that are used to produce on the fly content for browser delivery. Popular CGI programming languages include Perl, C, and PHP.
(CGI) â€“ a set of rules that describe how a web server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine, and how the other piece of software (the CGI program) communicates with the web server. Many scripting languages, such as Perl, follow the CGI standard. This allows you to develop more interactive sites by making use of system features.
An interface-creation scripting program that allows Web pages to be made on the fly based on information from buttons, checkboxes, text input, etc.
specifies a standard mechanism for a web server to communicate with a script or program running on the same server in order to pass data between them. (p. 62)
CGI provides a way to run programs on the Web. These programs are called CGI scripts; they're generally used to create forms to be filled out by a reader and then submitted over the Web. ASP is an alternative to CGI.
( CGI): Communications standard that defines how a Web server communicates with outside sources, such as a database. 15.33
CGI is the method by which a Web Server can obtain data from (or send data to) databases, documents and other programs, and present that date to viewers via the web.
a system by which a Web server can access local computer programs to create new Web pages
The generic acronym for the programming interfaces enabling Web servers to execute other programs and pass their output to HTML pages, graphics, audio, and video sent to browsers.
An Internet standard for defining scripts that pass information from a Web server to an application program, through an HTTP request, and vice versa. A CGI script is a CGI program that is written in a scripting language, such as Perl.
A way for a web server to pass on information via an application program and to receive data back.
The industry-standard technique for running applications on a Web server. Whereas standard HTML documents retrieved from a Web server are static (the exact same text is retrieved every time), CGI enables a program running on the Web server to communicate with another computer to dynamically generate HTML documents in response to user-entered information.
The standard way through which HTTP servers pass information from client queries into server scripts. Using CGIs, HTTP servers can serve documents or execute programs based on data that clients provide. Typically users enter information by typing text into HTML forms.
A server-side interface for initiating software services. For example a set of interfaces that describe how a Web server communicates with software on the same computer. Any software can be a CGI program if it handles input and output according to the CGI standard.
A set of rules governing how a Web server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine (the "CGI program"). A piece of software that handles input and output according to the CGI standard is a CGI program. Generally, CGI programs use data from a Web server to perform a task, such as putting the content of a form into a database.
A standard way for a web server to pass a web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.
A method of running an executable program from a web site to generate dynamic content. Normally, a CGI script is a small program that manipulates data from a web server. It might take the content of a form and put it into an e-mail message, or convert data into a database query.
A set of rules describing how a Web server should communicate with another application running on the same computer, and in reverse. Any program can be a CGI program if it can handle input and output according to the CGI standard.
A standard for the exchange of information between a Web server and computer programs that are external to it. The external programs can be written in any programming language that is supported by the operating system on which the Web server is running.
A server-side interface for initiating software services. The specification that defines communications between information services (such as an HTTP service) and resources on the server's host computer, such as databases and other programs. For example, when a user submits a form through a Web browser, the HTTP service executes a program (often called a CGI script) and passes the user's input information to that program through CGI. The program then returns information to the service through CGI. Any software can be a CGI program if it handles input and output according to the CGI standard. CGI applications always run out-of-process.
A specification for sending data between Web server software and other applications. CGI programs are the most common way for Web pages to interact directly with users, including pages that process forms. It is considered a "Server Side" application, because the processing takes place on the Web server. This is different from such "Client Side" applications as Java applets, which are processed on the Web-user's computer. Forms, counters, and guestbooks are common examples of CGI programs.
An interface program that enables an Internet server to run external programs to perform a specific function. Also referred to as gateways or CGI scripts, these programs generally consist of a set of instructions written in a programming language like C or PERL that process requests from a browser, execute a program and format the results in HTML so they can be displayed in the browser. Gateway scripts often add interactivity to a web page by enabling users to fill out and submit forms for processing.
a server-side application that provides a service to a client
Interface-creation scripting programs that create webpages in real-time based on dynamic end user interactive data.
An interface between a Web site and a user. It allows forms, surveys and other documents to be filled on-line and the results automatically sent to the web site's UNIX server.
A set of rules that describe how a Web server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine, and how the other piece of software talks to the Web server. Usually, a CGI program is a small routine that takes data from a Web server and does something with it, like putting the content of a form into an email message, or turning the data into a database query.
The specifications for transferring information between the web and a web server, such as processing e-mail subscription or contact forms.
An interface by which external programs communicate with the HTTP server. Programs that are written to use CGI are called CGI programs or CGI scripts. CGI programs handle forms or parse output the server does not normally handle or parse.
Permits programming languages to add a higher level of interactivity to a website.
An important World Wide Web technology that enables a client web browser to request data from a program executed on the Web server. CGI specifies a standard for passing request data between a web server and the program used to service that request. From Wikipedia.
(CGI) A standard definition for an interface between a web server and an external program that allows the external program to service requests. The interface was originally defined by NCSA but there is also an RFC project. See: Dynamic Content with CGI
A standard method of extending Web server functionality by executing programs or scripts on a Web server in response to Web browser requests, such as in form processing. Use of CGI can make a Web page more dynamic.
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) enables the execution of server side applications such as accessing data sources, generating dynamic web pages, server administration, etc. The most common languages used for CGI are Perl, Python, and C++. CGI scripts cannot be embedded into HTML pages, and are generally placed in a separate executable directory called a cgi-bin.
(CGI) CGI is an acronym for Common Gateway Interface. This is a standard for interfacing an external application with a web server. Bugzilla is an example of a CGI application.
This is a special type of programming language that enables you to put surveys or product order forms on your website. While it requires a higher level of programming, it makes collecting and analyzing data much more simple for the user.
Common gateway interfaces are what allows web pages to be truly interactive and dynamic. They allow programs to run on a machine, and usually produces some unique output back to the browser. This instills a great deal of intelligence to your web page, and is an important tool for fighting spambots. Not all users have access to cgi. Consider switching ISPs if you don't! Follow the link at the end of this sentence to learn more about The Common Gateway Interface
CGI) A standard way to for a web browser to communicate with a script or other application which may in turn manage databases or other system resources. CGI is character based and has a lot of overhead, but it is simple and robust.
Scripts that processes data on the server.
An interface for external programs to talk to a Web server. Programs that are written to use CGI are called CGI programs or CGI scripts, and are commonly used for processing HTML forms.
The standard way in which a web server passes an Internet user's request to an application program, receives data back, and sends it on to the user. For example, when someone fills out a form on a web page and submits it, the data is processed by an application program and the user may receive a message confirming that the form was received.
A set of rules that describe how a Web server communicates with another piece of software on the same machine and how the other piece of software talks to the web server. Any piece of software can be a CGI program if it handles input and output according to the CGI standard.
The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard protocol for interfacing external application software with an information server, commonly a web server. This allows the server to pass requests from a client web browser to the external application. The web server can then return the output from the application to the web browser.