The WWW Common Gateway Interface: Version 1.2

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Authors David Robinson  , Ken Coar 
Last updated 1998-02-13
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The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a simple interface for running external programs, software or gateways under an information server in a platform-independent manner. Currently, the supported information servers are HTTP servers. The interface has been in use by the World-Wide Web since 1993. This specification defines the interface known as 'CGI/1.2', which is an extension of the 'CGI/1.1' interface developed and documented at the U.S. National Centre for Supercomputing Applications [NCSA-CGI]. This document also defines the use of the CGI/1.2 interface on the Unix(R) and AmigaDOS(tm) systems.


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