This is a server for the help database, which, through use of a simple cgi script, allows the help system to be accessed through a web server, such as Apache. Thus, the help database can be exported over the internet, as seen on the Whiteley Research web site wrcad.com.
There are three environment variables that must be set:
<a href="keyword">and we have
HLPSRV_CGIPATH = "/cgi-bin/hlpsrv.cgi?h="Then, the tag would be converted to
The invocation arguments are database keywords. The program dumps the Content-type header and topic text to the standard output.
Below is an example Apache cgi script, which makes available the Xic help database. This would be installed in the server's cgi-bin as (e.g.) xichelp.cgi.
In web pages, the help system can then be accessed using code like
Click here</a> to enter the on-line <b><i>Xic</i></b> help system.<br>
The word that follows ?h is a help database keyword.