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..."create an interface for a website, to allow content management"... "Being a novice to perl"...
Eek! :-)

I've built several interfaces along the lines you have described and here is the best advice I can give you on the subject. The difficult part is error trapping, building a CMS is pretty easy* if you don't care about input from the lusers that use the system.

Get to know perl well before attempting this, also learn the Db system you will be using inside-out (you will be using a relational Db, not flatfiles?).

*Getting back to the point, you will be amazed, nay, dismayed by the utter rubbish (and potentially dangerous) content that people will put in using a web based CMS. I can personally guarantee that. So, learn all you can about what is suitable and safe to allow, parse that first, then, and only then allow writing to the Db.

In reply to Re: Perl and Websites by barrd
in thread Perl and Websites by myoung151279

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