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Not very informative; best for experienced codersFeb. 6 1997
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This book is a massive tome, but its informative contentis much lower than its weight suggests. Part of this isbecause the book pays too little attention to teaching the Perl it uses in its examples; it also comes from the use of other Unix tools like lex and sgmls that most beginners will not recognise. As a beginner's book, it's an exercise in frustration, but those who already know its subject matter should find the examples interesting starting points for their own CGI projects. For a good beginning text, try Thomas Boutell's CGI book (also available from amazon.com).