cgi programming

Der Engel engelster at
Wed Feb 8 23:15:49 CET 2012

Thank you Jamie, going to start with learning the HTTP protocol.

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Jamie Couture <jamie.couture at> wrote:
> If you haven't done so already, I would suggest reading and understanding
> more about the application layer, http protocol [1]. Either in dry, RFC
> form, or perhaps reading Writing Apache Modules [2], though your milage may
> vary.
> Not to force you to use apache, there are alternatives - choose one and
> stick with it; however, the point is to understand http, and what you need
> to do for your program to _work_ [3].  Since you're looking to work on an
> embedded device you'll probably be looking into something else as a server.
> Your frontend - web GUI - is secondary.  Writing html can be done outside of
> your application, as a mock document to get you started and quickly build
> the look and feel you want.  You later integrate that mock into your actual
> CGI program.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Other people may have better resources to get you started, but that is where
> I would start - thinking back to my student days.
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Der Engel <engelster at> wrote:
>> Hi, just came across cgit, nice project!, just wondering if people
>> here can give me some tips for learning programming with CGi and C,
>> already studied C, going to be developing web GUIs for some embedded
>> system with a friend/student.
>> Thanks,
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