Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator's Guide

Overview of Windows CGI Programs

Windows CGI programs are handled much as other CGI programs. You specify a directory that contains only Windows CGI programs, or you specify that all Windows CGI programs have the same file extension. Like other CGI programs, you can use both methods at the same time if you want to. For example, you can create a directory for all your Windows CGI programs, and specify a Windows CGI file extension.

Although Windows CGI programs behave like regular CGI programs, your server processes the actual programs slightly differently. Therefore, you need to specify different directories for Windows CGI programs. If you enable the Windows CGI file type, it uses the file extension .wcg.

Sun Java System Web Servers support the Windows CGI 1.3a informal specification, with the following differences: