Writing CGI scripts

David Cary (d.cary@ieee.org)
Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:39:44 -0500

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Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:39:44 -0500
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From: David Cary <d.cary@ieee.org>
Subject: Writing CGI scripts

OK, the "&amp;" makes sense now -- I can think of it as the browser
interprets all these in a "preprocessing" first pass as it is recieving the
html file.

I've never heard of this ";" thing; I should probably update the CGI
scripts I've written -- none of them accept this.

Is there some CGI reference page that would tell me about this ";" and
other things I've probably missed when I hacked together my first
quick-and-dirty scripts ?

I have a few references to CGI scripting at

>From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Validation difficulties
>You can replace the '&'s in the href with '&amp;', or try using
>';' as separators instead of '&' (a well-written CGI script will
>allow you to use ';' instead of '&' between parameters; if this
>CGI script doesn't, send e-mail to the authors, or if you are
>the author, change it yourself.)
>Gerald Oskoboiny              <gerald@w3.org>  +1 617 253 2920
>System Administrator, W3C     http://www.w3.org/People/Gerald/
>World Wide Web Consortium, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

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