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Subject: Re: Sybperl/html
Date: Nov 19 1997 1:11AM
Michael already addressed the possibly missing SYBASE variable.
A few more tips:
- use the CGI.pm module, it makes life *a lot* easier (convenient
access to form data, short cuts to most html tags, debugging
from the command line while faking cgi environment, etc.)
- run your script with the -w flag, this will spit out a whole
bunch of (useful) warnings.
- "use strict;" This will force you to declare all variables
(which is good programming practice anyway :-).
CGI.pm should available from your favorite CPAN. Also, take a
look at the newsgroup comp.lang.perl.misc. A "perl meta FAQ"
is posted weekly (or goto www.dejanews.com).
BEA Systems, JOLT Development
== From email@example.com Tue Nov 18 15:15:00 1997
== Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:16:46 +1100
== From: Doug Robson
== To: "SYBPERL-L@trln.lib.unc.edu"
== Subject: Sybperl/html
== 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..
== sorry its curly but mistakes are just a humble way of learning!!
== thanks in advance
== Doug Robson
== When I die
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