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Combining CGI and Javascript

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I am writing CGI in perl which creates HTML documents on the fly. Within the HTML is Javascript.

To test this process I first of all create dummy html files which contain the Javascript to ensure that the Javascript works correctly.

Secondly I write a script to create the desired output. I pipe this output to a html file and ensure that the html is correct (as in part 1).

However when the script is installed on the server (so that the html is output to the browser) the Javascript fails to run. It is as if the Javascript was not even present although a 'View Source' shows that it is correct.

This is running on an Intranet system with Netscape 2.

Any ideas?
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I had a similar (if not identical) problem some time ago.

In my case I found that I had 'hidden' the script from older browsers using the format...

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript"><!--
.
.
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//--></SCRIPT>

And for some reason it was the comment part that confused the browser into ignoring all the script!

Remove the comment and you will probably find it will work. Since you are running on an Intranet with Netscape there is no need for it.
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Thanks. That worked, and a very quick reply too. :-)
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