=abstract CGI programs gain a great wealth of information from environment variables. This data is available to the ScriptBasic program via module functions. The CGI program is encouraged to use these functions instead of the function environ(). The reason to use these functions is that later versions of the CGI module may support ISAPI, NSAPI, FastCGI and other web server interface modes. Calling the function environ() to get the value of these variables will not work in that case, while calling the functions provided by the CGI module still works.
The value returned by any of these functions is string even when the value is numeric by its nature. This is usually not an issue, because ScriptBasic automatically converts the values from numeric to string and back. =end