Message-Id: <email@example.com> In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 09:44:31 -0800 To: email@example.com From: Walter Ian Kaye <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Writing CGI scripts At 10:39p -0500 02/22/98, David Cary wrote: >OK, the "&" 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. I updated my own last year, after a similar thread on this very list... >Is there some CGI reference page that would tell me about this ";" and Well, it's actually suggested in RFC1866 (HTML 2.0). :-) Or are you looking for sample code? What my own CGI library does is similar to how you might determine a text file's end-of-lines -- it counts each type and compares. I count the &'s and ;'s in this case. (First I split on the ='s, then count 'em in the second text item.) >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 > http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/html/html.html ____________________________________________________________________________ Walter Ian Kaye <boo@SLAC.Stanford.EDU> Menlo Park, CA Perl on Unix, AppleScript on MacOS, at the nation's first WWW server. More good stuff at my <http://www.natural-innovations.com/> site.