Hi, I'm only writing this to ask why php has seemingly taken such a lead for web scripting. I've been in the Philippines for 2 1/2 years and have seen some ads by people looking for someone to do web based work and one of the requirements always seems to be php...I've asked some people about perl and am told I must be as old as I look. I don't know much about php (don't know what I wish/should know about perl at this point either) but have read a few tutorials and there doesn't seem to be much differene as far as the basics go. Of course you can put all your php documents in the http folder(who wants the http folder like an overstuffed sardine can?). I also notice they have quite a function library.....perhaps that's the glitter...one can call themself a programmer without really having to know as much as it would appear they really know. Just thoughts is all. I remember when perl forums were so crammed with questions the moderators probably didn't have much time for sleep and from the looks of things he could hibernate for weeks at a time now. I hope perl will always be a part of the web.