cgi.rb - cgi support library
Copyright (C) 2000 Network Applied Communication Laboratory, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2000 Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan
Author: Wakou Aoyama <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Documentation: Wakou Aoyama (RDoc'd and embellished by William Webber)
The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a simple protocol for passing an HTTP request from a web server to a standalone program, and returning the output to the web browser. Basically, a CGI program is called with the parameters of the request passed in either in the environment (GET) or via $stdin (POST), and everything it prints to $stdout is returned to the client.
This file holds the
CGI class. This class provides
functionality for retrieving HTTP request parameters, managing cookies, and
generating HTML output. See the class documentation for more details and
examples of use.
The file cgi/session.rb provides session management functionality; see that file for more details.