10.4 A Quick Example

Let's start with a quick example to display "hello, world!" with Embperl (what else?). Create the file /var/www/html/embperl/index.html with the following contents (remember to chmod a+r index.html [3] ):

[3] In general, if you have any problems, check your permissions. Don't make us say this again.

 [-     $msg = hello, world!;  -]  <html>  <head>  <title>hello, world with Embperl</title>  </head>  <body bgcolor="#ffffff">  [+ $msg +]  </body>  </html> 

To see the result of this page, load one of the following into your browser: http://localhost/embperl/ or www.opensourcewebbook.com/embperl/. You should see something like Figure 10.1.

Figure 10.1. hello, world! with Embperl


The first part of index.html is an Embperl command denoted by [- ... -] . We discuss this later in this chapter, but for now suffice it to say that the code within this command is executed as Perl code. In this example, $msg is set to a familiar message that is included in the HTML within the <body> tags.

To include the contents of the variable $msg , use the Embperl command [+ $msg +] . This command is replaced by the value of the variable $msg . This value is then displayed in the browser.

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