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Web Programming Secrets With Html, Cgi, and Perl (The Secrets Series) Paperback – April, 1996

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Product Details

  • Series: The Secrets Series
  • Paperback: 828 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (Computers); Pap/Dis edition (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156884848X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568848488
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,377,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is a massive tome, but its informative contentis much lower than its weight suggests. Part of this isbecause the book pays too little attention to teaching the Perl it uses in its examples; it also comes from the use of other Unix tools like lex and sgmls that most beginners will not recognise. As a beginner's book, it's an exercise in frustration, but those who already know its subject matter should find the examples interesting starting points for their own CGI projects. For a good beginning text, try Thomas Boutell's CGI book (also available from
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Ed Tittel is a full-time freelance writer, trainer, and consultant who specializes in information security, markup languages, and networking technologies. He is a regular contributor to numerous TechTarget websites; teaches online security and technology courses for HP; and writes regularly for Tom's Hardware and ITExpertVoice.

Ed has contributed to over 100 books on various computing subjects, including a dozen different titles in the ...For Dummies series. He is probably best known for creating the Exam Cram series of IT certification prep books in 1997, and for having edited that series from 1997 until 2006. Ed's best-selling titles include "HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies" (soon to go into a 7th edition, for a cumulative total of 13 editions of HTML For Dummies titles he's worked on), "The Guide to TCP/IP" (which he co-authored with protocol expert Laura Chappell), "Windows Server 2008 For Dummies," and "Networking Essentials." He's also written numerous titles on security including the "CISSP Study Guide" (4th edition, with co-authors James Michael Stewart and Mike Chapple), "The PC Magazine Guide to Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware," and the "TISCA Training Guide."

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