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I find myself wondering 'Why would I want to go to a web site that could "Connect to local ODBC databases" or "Read items connected to the client locally' ...?

Or am I being excessively paranoid (if that's possible)?


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Re^2: Perl Browser Plugins
by bkiahg (Pilgrim) on Oct 29, 2008 at 18:35 UTC
    These would all be in a controlled environment, I would already have access to all of the databases that I am going to interact with. I am just looking for a way to connect the local databases with my cgi applications.
      CGI applications by definition run on a server, not in a browser (like client side javascript).
        Correct. All my applications are currently on the server level.
      These would all be in a controlled environment, I would already have access to all of the databases that I am going to interact with. I am just looking for a way to connect the local databases with my cgi applications.
      OK, fair enough. I retract any meaning that might have been attached to my previous reply. I had thought that this might be on an open site accessible to all.

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