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, Perl, and as shell scripts. CGI programs are invoked through URL invocation. Sun Java System Web Server complies with the version 1.1 CGI specification. For more information, see the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP7 Programmer’s Guide.