Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
An internet protocol that specifies how a client application communicates with a web server to obtain data such as a generated web page. When a user submits a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) form, the client application uses CGI to make a call to the server passing the user input as parameters.
Related terms
application, client/server, data, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), parameter, protocol, web page, web server

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