in reply to Re^3: How to configure the CGI and PHP
in thread How to configure the CGI and PHP

Asking how to call or embed PHP in Perl is not off topic.

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Re^5: How to configure the CGI and PHP
by dreadpiratepeter (Priest) on Jun 11, 2009 at 16:15 UTC
    Except that I believe, as best I can from his poorly worded and uninformative question, that he is asking how to configure apache to serve PHP pages

    "Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."

      Yeah. I think you're right, and romandas. I personally like a little OT here and I tend to give Seekers of Perl Wisdom the benefit of the doubt just in case there is a Perl angle, if only on a tangent.

        I suppose I came across a bit harsh, which was not my intent. My idea of 'treating something as offtopic' just referred to asking the author to clarify how the question related to Perl and leaving it at that. Different folks, different strokes and all that..
Re^5: How to configure the CGI and PHP
by romandas (Pilgrim) on Jun 11, 2009 at 18:54 UTC
    I agree with you; asking about embedding $anything in Perl would not be off-topic. However, the original post does not seem to contain anything Perl-related in it.

    This could be due to my misunderstanding of web technologies in general, but without a better-worded request from the original monk, it appears completely off-topic and should likely be treated as such. Edit: Not sure why the downvotes.. anyone care to clarify what is so awful about this post?