AppConfig::CGI(3) Perl5 module for processing CGI script parameters.


use AppConfig::CGI;
my $state = AppConfig::State->new(\%cfg);
my $cgi = AppConfig::CGI->new($state);
$cgi->parse(); # looks for CGI query in environment


AppConfig::CGI is a Perl5 module which implements a CGI interface to AppConfig. It examines the QUERY_STRING environment variable, or a string passed explicitly by parameter, which represents the additional parameters passed to a CGI query. This is then used to update variable values in an AppConfig::State object accordingly.

AppConfig::CGI is distributed as part of the AppConfig bundle.



To import and use the AppConfig::CGI module the following line should appear in your Perl script:

    use AppConfig::CGI;

AppConfig::CGI is used automatically if you use the AppConfig module and create an AppConfig::CGI object through the cgi() method. AppConfig::CGI is implemented using object-oriented methods. A new AppConfig::CGI object is created and initialised using the new() method. This returns a reference to a new AppConfig::CGI object. A reference to an AppConfig::State object should be passed in as the first parameter:

    my $state = AppConfig::State->new(); 
    my $cgi   = AppConfig::CGI->new($state);

This will create and return a reference to a new AppConfig::CGI object.


The "parse()" method is used to parse a CGI query which can be specified explicitly, or is automatically extracted from the ``QUERY_STRING'' CGI environment variable. This currently limits the module to only supporting the GET method.

See AppConfig for information about using the AppConfig::CGI module via the cgi() method.


Andy Wardley, "<[email protected]<gt">


Copyright (C) 1997-2007 Andy Wardley. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (C) 1997,1998 Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.