Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs run on the server and generate a response to return to the requesting client. CGI programs can be written in various languages, including C, C++, Java, and Perl, and as shell scripts. CGI programs are invoked through URL invocation.
Sun Java System Web Server complies with CGI specification version 1.1.
For more information about using CGI with Sun Java System Web Server 6.1, see Chapter 2, Server-parsed HTML Tags.