Looking to use CGI scripts on your Tripod page, but not sure how to start? No
problem! We've put together a few standard CGI modules (packages of functions)
that will make your scripts work. In The Module Archive, you'll find a
collection of Perl modules you can use, along with your cgi-bin, to make scripts
work on any Tripod page. These modules will allow you to do the following tasks:
E-mail a message to a visitor.
Get the current date, and compare it against another date.
Grab and save the contents of a form.
Write a page to the screen, with dynamic content of your choice.
And a whole lot more!
To learn more about how CGI works, what it is and what you have to do to get it to work
on your tripod site, check out our CGI guide.
To copy the modules to your cgi-bin directory, just click the "Upload" button at
the bottom of the page. In addition to the modules, you'll find a file called
"modules_readme.html." This file contains detailed instructions on how to use modules in
your scripts, and lets you know what each module can do.
You will upload the following modules:
Check here to receive CGI module update e-mails from Tripod.