in reply to opening the cd rom

It was not CGI, it was vbscript as I recall. CGI is basically any script which produces a web page. Therefore, CGI is lower level than VB script or javascript, which is only rendered by the browser at view time. Also, CGI is not necesiarially perl. It could be (pick language of choice:) asp/jsp/c/bash/cpp. Cheers.

Zak - the office