Contributed by Kozz on Jun 19, 2002 at 14:09 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


I've got a server-parsed html page (say, filename.shtml) which contains an "include virtual" directive that looks like
<!--#include virtual="/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi" -->
If I call this page as
how can I tell the CGI module to parse the QUERY_STRING from the original REQUEST_URI so that the CGI will behave as if I called it directly as
? Thanks for your help.

Answer: How do I get CGI Parameters through a server-parsed HTML page?
contributed by merlyn

You can't. If you use the deprecated #exec cgi directive rather than #include virtual, then they will be available.

But why not just have the entire page be generated by CGI? That would make more sense.

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