Perl tutorials for HTML output?

I realize I've been pretty busy with my projects lately and haven't had that much time to check out all that's hip and happening in the world of web development... but... ummm... when did it become cool to develop web apps in Perl? Found this today... CGI::Application: A Simple, Extensible Web Framework

Why anyone would develop a web application in a language whose default output is not HTML remains a mystery to me. What year is this anyway?

Another recent find... Proof Positive Perl is Pushing up Petunias At least this fellow has it right. Someone with Perl as their primary language probably gets to watch a lot of daytime soaps (because they aren't working). Don't get me wrong, I love Perl, it was probably my first "modern" programming language. But let's leave 1998 in the past, shall we?