This system is a C++ based wrapper to make user input
easier from within a CGI application. If you are here
then you are developing a CGI application and know
about the GET and POST methods of data input.|
As it is written in ANSI standard C++ this wrapper
can be used with any ANSI-compliant C++ compiler
(it has been used with gcc under Linux and Borland BCC/
Builder under Windows). Your compiler must support some
basic functions such as getenv(). Assuming that your
compiler is ANSI compliant and your webserver uses the
CGI 1.1 standard to pass data, all should be well. If
you encounter an environment which causes problems with
this please contact us.
The wrapper can deal with both methods (or a URL
encoded string from the user if you wish to pre-parse
Variables are read into a linked list that can be
searched easily using the Fetch method and returns
a char* pointer to the value of stated variable.
It really is very simple to use and I find saves
quite a bit of work for developing interactive CGI's.
Version 2.02 onwards also includes the ability to
dump the variable list to stdout in a format suitable
for inclusion either in a URL or as hidden input fields
for a form. Version 2.03 was a small bugfix for 2.02 and
URL encodes the plus (+) sign which was overlooked with
the URL dump method.
Version 2.06 introduces some basic Cookie support
but there was a bug which was fixed in 2.07.
Documentation is provided with the release and can
be viewed online using the menu on the right side of
The full release includes some example programs which
will be fully documented and examples deployed here at
some point (though they should be fairly self-explanitory).
For the moment there are two simple examples here if you want
to see example output: