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From: <HEPWORTH@mutual.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 May 95 15:51:57
Message-Id: <9504108001.AA800146317@mutual.co.uk>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org


     I have a problem and if anybody could help I would be most pleased. If 
     this is not the correct list for this kind of help, please forgive my 
     ignorance.
     
     Appended arguments to a URL (GET method) do not appear to be passed to 
     the cgi-test.pl script that ships with the cgi-lib.zip distribution 
     package for WWW/perl/HTML. (httpd & Mosaic for Linux, perl4)
     
     To recreate :
     
     1) Generate some HTML from a gateway script. 2) Include a URL that 
     looks like
     
     <A HREF="HTTP://hostname/cgi-lib/test-cgi.pl?123+myfile.tmpl">click 
     here</A>.
     3) Click on the URL and wait for a return from the cgi-test script. 
     The script returns a blank page - the arguments are being passed but 
     are not being displayed (no prompt for an argument appears). 
     
     It was my impression that this script would be the best way to test 
     that the URLs I am generating in my gateway script are valid. Any 
     arguments I pass to them by appending should be listed in the returned 
     page. This is either not the case or something else is happening 
     between the click on the URL and the returned cgi-test page.
     
     I am certain that my directory aliases and rights etc are correctly 
     set up for my standalone httpd server. The access_log shows that the 
     script is being reached and dummy text HTML inserted in various parts 
     of the cgi-test script show that it is being axecuted and that it 
     recognises that arguments have been appended. A version problem 
     perhaps ?
     
     
     Thanks Ultan
     ocarroll@mutual.co.uk
Received on Wednesday, 10 May 1995 14:41:58 UTC

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