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Common Getaway Interface (CGI)

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Common Getaway Interface (CGI) - definitions

CGI - Common Getaway Interface is a specification for transferring information between a web server and another program.

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Stibo Systems, 15 May 2011 09:37:38, External

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CGI - [computing] Acronym for Common Gateway Interface. A standard for scripts that run external programs from a World Wide Web server. CGI typically specifies how to pass arguments to the program via HTTP requests; defines a set of environmental variables made available to the program; and generates output, usually in HTML format, that is passed back to the browser. CGI scripts are frequently designed to access information in a database and format the results as HTML, convert information retrieved from an interactive Web page into a database, send datasets, and so on.

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Source: esri, 16 February 2012 08:38:19, External

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