If you need them to be distributed by a web server, you could give AxKit a try. AxKit comes with the AxKit::XSP::ESQL taglib that you could use to query the database and output XML at your pleasure -which you could them make available as an HTML page or whatever format you like.
If you are interested in AxKit and the ESQL taglib you could also take a look at this article: Fun with ESQL.
The very nature of Perl to be like natural language--inconsistant and full of dwim and special cases--makes it impossible to know it all without simply memorizing the documentation (which is not complete or totally correct anyway).
--John M. Dlugosz