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  1. #1
    Slim Guest

    .exe file on a web server


    I'm currently customizing an email system that my company purchased. It's
    mostly asp and html, so that part is no problem. The problem is that some
    pages are .exe files. I am able to skirt around this for the most part,
    but
    I absolutely must customize one of the exe's. I have programming experience
    in C++ and Java(much more experience), and feel like I can overcome this
    obstacle, but I don't even know which language I should do this in. I need
    to create a .exe file that will accept input from an html form and spit out
    an asp page to the server (or an html file to the browser). What language
    should I do this with?




  2. #2
    Vic Guest

    Re: .exe file on a web server


    Your .exe files are so called CGI programs.
    CGI is common gateway interface. This is interface between web server and
    your application. It`s very simple to write CGI enabled exe file. You just
    need to get input from standart input, parse that input. After that you should
    do something and generate an html text and print it to standart output. The
    only thing shoud be made - you need to make printf("Content type:text/html\n\n");
    before any output. Note there should be double \n !
    There are many standart libraries that enables you to make input parsing
    quickly. You can get one with example of how to write cgi programs at
    http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/cgi-util/

    "Slim" <daniel@rebelbiz.com> wrote:
    >
    >I'm currently customizing an email system that my company purchased. It's
    >mostly asp and html, so that part is no problem. The problem is that some
    >pages are .exe files. I am able to skirt around this for the most part,
    >but
    >I absolutely must customize one of the exe's. I have programming experience
    >in C++ and Java(much more experience), and feel like I can overcome this
    >obstacle, but I don't even know which language I should do this in. I need
    >to create a .exe file that will accept input from an html form and spit

    out
    >an asp page to the server (or an html file to the browser). What language
    >should I do this with?
    >
    >
    >



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