I would like to create a perl script which serves up an html page. Only one perameter needs to be passed to the script: something like http://www.website.com/page.htlm?1234
When a person types the above in their browser, they get a webpage. By typing in a differant number at the end, they get almost the same webpage with some modifications, all performed by the perl script.
Here is what I need help with:
1. A simple example script to build apon, which accepts the parameter, and based apon it replaces some word or phrase, then serves up a simple html webpage.
2. I need to know the details of how to set this up: where the script is physically located on the server (/cgi.bin)?
3. What does page.html look like (or does it need to be shtml)
4. Anything else I need to know...this is the first time i've attemted this.
I am somewhat familiar with perl and have written some data extraction routines for use locally but have never written anything which runs on a server. So any information in this regard would certainly be usefull.