between a host operating system and a client through the Internet by using the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The CGI Scripts allow someone
visiting a Website to run a program on a machine to perform a specified task.
The interaction between Web page and program is specified in the CGI
definition. As long as the executed programs follow this standard, it does not
matter what language the program was written in.
See Also: HTTP
(HyperText Transfer Protocol); Internet.
Virtualville Public Library. Introduction to the Common Gateway Interface
(CGI). [Online, 2004.] Virtualville Public Library.