Embperl gives you the power to embed Perl code in your HTML documents. Using Perl means being able to use a very elaborate programming language, which is widely used for WWW purposes. You can also use hundreds of Perl modules which have already been written - including DBI - for database access to a growing number of database systems. While this could also be done with other packages, Embperl has several features especially for HTML: dynamic tables, formfield-processing, escaping/unescaping and more. Embperl is a server-side tool, which means it's browser-indpendent. It can run in various ways: Under mod_perl, as a cgi script, or offline.