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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Re: Sybperl/html
Date: Nov 18 1997 11:19PM

Doug Robson wrote:
> Hi all,
> maybe a newbie question
> I am called a perl script denoted as .cgi ( which is allowed at my ISP ,
> and othere generaly work ).
> The web server is Solaris 2.6. Perl version 5.004, sybperl 2.08.
> my question is that whilst if i hard code the user/password, etc into my
> perl script i can successfully login to a sybase 11 server, extract
> valid data, and generate the html output in the script to successfully
> redisplay back to my browser, If i try to use a form to post the values
> i see them going into the script thru debug but it causes a server side
> failure and generates a premature end of headers message in the
> error_log for httpd.
> I wonder if it because of the post action i am somehow losing the scope
> of the request and then the httpd side has no where to send it..

If I understand you correctly - you can run the script from the command
line, but not in the browser, right?

That is usually an environment problem.

Make sure that $ENV{SYBASE} is set correctly.

Also - check httpd's error_log  - there's usually a clue there as
to what may be wrong.

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