Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module P604. This topic is presented on public courses Using Perl on the Web
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How do you manage the data that's going to go on your web pages? Even if your website is mostly composed of flat HTML files, you'll still have a major task on your hands, and Perl can play its part. For example, it allows you to keep just one or two template files for the look and feel of the site, and then separate files (or perhaps XML or a database) of information that's used to complete those templates to make up your web pages. Such a scheme is a "Content Management System".
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|3445||Perl and CGI - simple form, and monitoring script.|
In some ways, Perl and CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is "old hat", but some times it's still just what you need.
Over the last couple of days, I've been working with Perl, with a customer for an intermediate tutorial session on some aspects of the language such as Object Orientation and Regular Expressions, ...
|2532||Analysing Google arrivals by country of origin|
Where do our Google visitors arrive from? If your log files record the referrer filed, you can find out ... and you can find what search brought them to you as well. Here's a recent log analysis showing where all you readers arrived from:
|2399||Firefighting with Perl|
If the building is blazing, you'll go right ahead and put the fire out with the extinguisher. Hopefully you'll have been trained to use the right sort of extinguisher on the right fire, but you won't leave the fire to blaze just because the "date last serviced" record has become smudged and you don't ...
|314||What language is this written in?|
It's been a long day ... I'm not sure whether to write about my drive back from Gatwick Airport this morning through the beautiful National Trust Woods at Holmwood, Abinger Hammer with its curious clock that hangs over the road, the Hog's Back where I stopped for a bacon buttie ... then on past Stonehenge ...
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Topics covered in this module
Regular expressions - some tips for handling HTML.
Using a template page to create a Web site.
Checking for broken links.
Extracting descriptions and keywords.
Automated index pages.
Analysing the server log files.
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