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Open Source Web Development with LAMP: Using Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP by Brent Ware, James Lee

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10.8. Embperl Project

Now you know enough to have some real fun, so we’ll do a real Embperl project—a product filtering system.

10.8.1. The Problem

We will create two web pages: The first enables the user to filter a list of products, narrowing the selected items based on three criteria: the manufacturer’s city, the manufacturer’s name, or the product category (the user can select any combination of these three categories); the second page provides details for a selected product.

For a sneak preview, see http://localhost/embperlproject/productfilter/ or www.opensourcewebbook.com/embperlproject/productfilter/. These Embperl pages are built from a MySQL database, so the first step is to create the tables and populate them with data.

We will have ...

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