Perl website test.
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:09pm

I was curious if I could throw up a Perl website on my hosting account. There was thankfully a non-official build pack that let me do it.

I created a test subdomain and threw together a very very simple "leave a message" site just to see if it works. ...and it does! It has a very simple DB backend to save the messages posted. Originally, I had them just in memory for testing but wanted to see if the DB connection functionality worked as well.

I'm not really sure what else I'm going to do with it though. First thought was "Wry - Perl" but I might be done with porting Wry for right now. Plus Wry HTML is already pretty complete web conversion. Maybe make it a fully fledged Guest Book and link to it from the NE site?

Test site:

Surprisingly "" isn't taken yet..

    • What would sometimes be handy - Puckdropper, Thu Aug 04 2022 4:11am
      is a way to transfer messages back and forth between systems. Something like URLs or maybe passwords (appropriately warned about insecure passwords.) So, you load and it gives you a text box. You enter your text and it spits out a temporary URL that goes away after about... more
      • QR code functionality added. - Erik_, Thu Aug 04 2022 12:19pm
        Good ideas! Code wise, the QR code was actually really easy to add thanks to CPAN and having a ready-made module to do all the heavy lifiting. The only issue I ran into is what libraries were available on the host server. The original module I tried created "png" files but I was missing the libpng... more
        • Even if you did - Puckdropper, Sat Aug 06 2022 3:32am
          It's still useful because you can just delete the characters at the end (if your system doesn't "help" too much) and enter the new stuff. Or the QR code is the link to the website (so it can be as long as you'd like) and the website displays the text. Firefox Android scans it and asks if you'd like... more
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