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NAME ^

Apache::CIPP - Use CIPP embedded HTML Pages with mod_perl

SYNOPSIS ^

  <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>

DESCRIPTION ^

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.

WHAT IS CIPP? ^

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.

SIMPLE CIPP EXAMPLE ^

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>

CONFIGURATION ^

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.

DOWNLOAD Apache::CIPP ^

Apache::CIPP and friends can be downloaded from CPAN

  $CPAN/modules/by-authors/id/J/JR/JRED/

INSTALLING Apache::CIPP ^

  perl Makefile.PL
  make
  make test
  make install

AUTHOR ^

Joern Reder <joern@dimedis.de>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 1998-1999 Joern Reder, All Rights Reserved

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

SEE ALSO ^

perl(1), CIPP(3pm), CGI::CIPP(3pm), CIPP::Manual(3pm)

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