NAME

HTML::Merge - Embedded HTML/SQL/Perl system.

INSTALLATION

After installing the package, activate mergecreateinstance to create an instance in your cgi-bin (or mod_perl) directory. Follow the directions you get from mergecreateinstance in order to configure your web server.

You must edit the merge.conf created for you.

SYNOPSIS

        <HTML>
        <$RQ.'SELECT * FROM customers WHERE customer_id=<$RVAR.cust_id>'>
        <$RLOOP>
                <$RSQL.name> owes <$RSQL.debt><BR>
        </$RLOOP>
        <A HREF="/cgi-bin/merge.pl?template=main_menu.html">
        </HTML>

DESCRIPTION

Merge is an embedded HTML/Perl/SQL tool for creating dynamic web content. merge.pl compiles HTML with embeded Perl to Perl CGI programs and run them.

All Merge pages are referred to by cgi-bin-dir/merge.pl?template=file.html

(Important: file.html is a HTML template that located in a directory you choose and name it on the merge.conf file. Notice for better security, the web server must not be able to display the templates dirctory). although on CGI mode you can define merge.pl as an handler with the Action directive in Apache.

Using merge.pl under Apache::Registry will utilize Perl's built-in caching to cache pages using the do command.

Merge uses a configuration file to retrieve information about paths, database connectivity and debugging. It has an embedded debugging tool and on-line configuration. To turn that option on, set DEVELOPMENT to 1 in the configuration file. Don't forget to set it off before deployment.

Configuration can be changed during development using the toolkit menues, toolkit menues apear as popup windows on your web browser when you open a URL of mrege.pl.

Alternate configuration files can appear in /etc/merge.conf and $HOME/.merge.

As described in the INSTALL document you must set your web server for each appliaction and copy (or create) links to merge.pl and PUBLIC files and templates and create system database tables. If you are using a UNIX system you can use mergecreateinstance that will do thoes tasks for you.

FILES

        B<merge.pl> Main script, usually a symbolic link to each instance.

        B<merge.conf> Configuration, unique per each instance.

        B<$PREFIX/share/merge/private> Internal scripts.

        B<$PREFIX/bin/merge.cgi> Main script, central.

        B<$PREFIX/bin/merge.conf> Template for configuration files.

        B<$PREFIX/bin/mergecreateinstance> Instance creating script.

AUTHOR

  • Design by Oded S. Resnik.

  • Versions 1,2,3.35 - 3.45 written by Roi Illouz.

    Versions 3.46 - manitained by Oded resnik and Gabor Szabo.

  • Version 3 written by Ariel Brosh RIP (till ver 3.34).

  • Toolbox written by Eial Solodki.

    Testing & documentation by Noam cassif.

    New test & version 3.46 - Gabor Szabo and Oded Resnik.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1999 - 2006 Raz Information Systems Ltd. http://www.raz.co.il

This package is distributed under the same terms as Perl itself, see the Artistic License on Perl's home page.

SEE ALSO

perl(1), HTML::Merge::Tags, HTML::Merge::Ext.