Apache::CIPP - Use CIPP embedded HTML Pages with mod_perl
<Location ~ ".*\.cipp" > # Advise Apache to use Apache::CIPP as the request # handler for this Location SetHandler "perl-script" PerlHandler Apache::CIPP # directory for caching of preprocessed CIPP programs # (this must be writable by the webserver user) PerlSetVar cache_dir /tmp/cipp_cache # what language do you prefer for error messages? # (EN=English, DE=German) PerlSetVar lang EN # debugging infos to error log? PerlSetVar debug 1 # used databases # (comma separated, whitespace is ignored) PerlSetVar databases "zyn, foo" # default database PerlSetVar default_db zyn # configuration for the database named 'zyn' # (please refer to the DBI documentation for details) PerlSetVar db_zyn_data_source dbi:mysql:zyn PerlSetVar db_zyn_user my_username1 PerlSetVar db_zyn_password my_password1 PerlSetVar db_zyn_auto_commit 1 # configuration for the database named 'foo' PerlSetVar db_foo_data_source dbi:Oracle:foo PerlSetVar db_foo_user my_username2 PerlSetVar db_foo_password my_password2 PerlSetVar db_foo_auto_commit 0 </Location>
This module enables you to use the powerful CIPP HTML embedding language together with the Apache webserver. It is based on mod_perl and works as a request handler. So you can transparently use CIPP pages everywhere on your webserver.
CIPP is a Perl module for translating CIPP sources to pure Perl programs. CIPP defines a HTML embedding language also called CIPP which has powerful features for CGI and database developers.
Many standard CGI and database operations (and much more) are covered by CIPP, so the developer does not need to code them again and again.
CIPP is not part of this distribution, please download it from CPAN.
To give you some imagination of what you can do with CIPP: here is a (really) simple example of using CIPP in a HTML source to retrieve some information from a database. Think this as a HTML page which is "executed" on the fly by your Apache webserver. Note: there is no code to connect to the database. This is done implicitely. The configuration is taken from the Apache configuration file(s).
# print table of users who match the given parameter <?INTERFACE INPUT="$search_name"> <HTML> <HEAD><TITLE>tiny litte CIPP example</TITLE></HEAD> <BODY> <H1>Users matching '$search_name'</H1> <P> <TABLE BORDER=1> <TR><TD>Name</TD><TD>Adress</TD><TD>Phone</TD></TR> <?SQL SQL="select name, adress, phone from people where name like '%' || ? || '%'" PARAMS="$search_name" MY VAR="$n, $a, $p"> <TR><TD>$n</TD><TD>$a</TD><TD>$p</TD></TR> <?/SQL> </TABLE> </BODY> </HTML>
Place the configuration options listed in the SYNOPSIS into your Apache configuration file(s) (e.g. httpd.conf). The SYNOPSIS example configures all files with the suffix .cipp to be handled by Apache::CIPP. Please refer to the Apache documentation for details about configuring your webserver.
The CIPP PDF documentation contains some more explantation of the Apache::CIPP configuration parameters. Also CGI::CIPP explains them briefly. You can download the documentation and CGI::CIPP from CPAN.
Apache::CIPP and friends can be downloaded from CPAN
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
Joern Reder <email@example.com>
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