RunRev's new CGIs

The old way to do CGIs was hard. The tutorial I wrote, which spanned many pages and lots of examples, required study and perserverance. Even though I wrote it, I still made the same mistakes each time I set up a CGI, the same mistakes I warned about repeatedly in the tutorial. There was just too much to remember. I made myself a checklist.

RunRev's amazing server technology turns those old CGIs into history. What used to take lots of concentrated effort and many hours can now be executed in seconds by embedding a few lines of LiveCode script right inside this web page.

One old-style CGI on my site required many lines of script and two different text files that needed to be loaded and parsed on each run. The same CGI is recreated here with one line of LiveCode script. It was also very easy to add a second line of script that places the name of the flower below.

This is an amazing thing.

The flowers you’re seeing are from my gardens over the years. This one is Vinca.


Code Bits

  • On-Rev CGI example: A rotating image display that uses very little code, thanks to iRev scripting. Gives you a look at my own garden flowers too.

  • CGIs in irev pages. Combine old-style Rev CGIs with on-rev scripts.


  • MadLibs Make a crazy story. You never know what you'll get. Madlibs is an experiment using posted data within an iRev script.

Jacque’s pen

The birds