Embperl is a framework for building websites with Perl.
For the beginner it's an easy to setup and use way of embedding Perl code in
It delivers several features that ease the task of creating a
websites, including dynamic tables, formfield-processing, escaping/unescaping,
session handling, caching and more.
If your demands grow it gives you the power to make your Website object-oriented
and build it out of small reusable components. If you don't like the idea of
mixing up all your layout and code then Embperl also supports separating it in
different objects (e.g. creating an MVC application). Of course Embperl doesn't
tie you to HTML - it allows components to be from different source formats (e.g.
HTML, WML, XML, POD, ...) and if necessary transforms them (for example via
XSLT) to other output formats. This is achieved by dividing the output
generation into small steps, where each is processed by a plugable provider.
Advanced users can create their own syntax definitions (for example tag
libraries) and extend Embperl by writing their own providers and
Embperl is a server-side tool, which means that it's browser-independent. It can
run in various ways: under mod_perl, as a CGI script, or offline.
Read on with the feature list or take a
look the introductions to different parts and possibilites of Embperl.
Embperl is developed, maintained and supported by
For any qustions, ideas or feedback send an mail to the
Embperl can be used under the terms of either the GNU General Public
License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.
Embperl 3.0.0 is released
24. Nov. 2023
Embperl 3 is the first release after 8 years and it brings Embperl up to date with current linux distributions and software.
Please send feedback to the Embperl mailinglist.
The release mainly incoporates the patches for Debian (https://sources.debian.org/patches/libembperl-perl/2.5.0-17/)
and for Fedora based systems (https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=148621 and
It also includes some small fixes from myself.
There are no new features for Embperl itself in this release, but Embperl::Form has a lot of enhancements. If you use Embperl::Form, please test before use.
I like to thank all the people who have continually put work into Embperl:
- The Debian Perl Group, especially Dominic Hargreaves, Florian Schlichting and Axel Beckert
- Marcus Doemling for the Fedora patches
and all the people still using Embperl!
Download Embperl releases from https://www.embperl.org/downloads.
It is also available via CPAN.