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Mother of Perl | 8

Tutorial 1: XML and Perl: Embedding XML in HTML
XML is the standard that promises to free us from the shortcomings of HTML by allowing authors to create documents using their own descriptive markup. Despite the clear benefits of XML, it is still unclear how authors should mix XML and HTML. In this article we'll show how to turn your HTML files into mini databases by embedding XML tags in your Web pages to describe the enclosed content.

Tutorial 2: PerlHoo, Part I
This is part one of a three part series to build a complete Yahoo-like Web directory. In part one, we will build a simple yet fully functional implementation in less than 100 lines of code using our operating system, comma delimited files, a dash of ingenuity, and lots of duct tape.

Tutorial 3: PerlHoo, Part II
We continue the PerlHoo series by adding the ability for users to suggest new sites in PerlHoo. We will also discuss how and why a Web directory can make your Web sight more valuable.

Tutorial 4: Yahasp: An ASP PerlHoo Alternative
Laurence Gold has developed an ASP VBscript alternative that effectively duplicates all the functionality of PerlHoo. Is it a better alternative to PerlHoo? You decide.

Tutorial 5: PerlHoo, Part III
In Part III, we will add the capstone to the PerlHoo series by adding an administrative tool that will allow us to add, edit, and delete new and current entries in our PerlHoo Web directory.

Tutorial 6: Monitoring Internet services by name with Moniker
In this tutorial, we will explore how to use Perl to monitor services like HTTP, POP, NNTP, SMTP, and IMAP on local or remote servers anywhere on the Internet. Since this script is a command-line utility, you can automatically monitor services via a cron job (on *nix) or with at (on NT).

Tutorial 7: URL redirects with
Been wanting to track down where your users are wandering off to? Well, we can't attach homing beacons to their Web browsers, but we can track when a user leaves our Web site via an external link. In this edition of Mother of Perl, we'll learn how to log this subvertive behavior with a simple Perl script without the user knowing it.

Tutorial 8: RSS News with XML::RSS
Learn how to add free news headlines to your Web site from any site that supports Netscape's Rich Site Summary (RSS) format: make your site stickier than a roach motel.

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