While doing a little research into processing forms, I ran into a new subject for me. CGI. For the most part, the articles say that using cgi scripts is the only way to process a form, but in one small little question and answer section, it said that servlets were an alternative to cgi. Does anyone know anything about this stuff? (Please tell me I don't have to learn cgi too!!) Annette
Joined: May 05, 2000
CGI (common gateway interface) are simply programs written in languages like Perl or C that can process data from an HTML form. That is exactly what servlets are used for. If you are using servlets then you don't need to use anything else.
Sorry! I just fixed it. It's new, and I haven't given it out that often.
Joined: Dec 07, 2000
Not sure whether or not I should be starting a new thread, but... I haven't been able to pass a value from an html form to my servlet. I've checked the error log, and it says that an exception was thrown from the servlet service function (uri=/servlet/DBInventory4). What does this mean? What would cause an exception to be thrown here? Annette