Last time out, we discussed how Perl can be used to write simple CGI applications that reside on the server and do useful things like receiving form data. This time, we're going to take it a little further, by showing you how to make Perl do some really useful things.
Over the next few pages, we're going to show you how to track the number of visitors your page receives with a simple counter, store their comments on your Web development efforts in a basic guestbook, and write a simple mailer that can email the contents of a feedback form to the site webmaster. So keep reading - this is your chance to get to know your site visitors better!
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