Posted on 1998-06-21
server: netscape fasttrack 2.0
question: i m a beginner to cgi scripting, i've been reading tutorials n introductions during these few weeks on the net, n i've tried writing scripts by myself using batch files, pascal n c. they all works fine, but they just won't stop!
for eg, (a batch file):
echo Content-type: text/html
n in the a.txt file:
i thought i could get a line of blahblahblah.. on my browser when i call this bat, but the result is that i can just get a blank screen with my browser telling me xxxbytes read, n the browser just keep waiting n waiting until i press ESC, which is the time i can finally c "blahblahblah..".
i have downloaded some free exe scripts on the net, n they all work very fine on my server. the only difference i notice is that when i tried to double click on these exe files, it pops up a dos window n when it's finished, it close the dos window. when i double click on the exe files i made (by pascal/c), they pops up a dos window, but couldn't close the dos window after finished. it also happens when i compile the free cgi source codes using pas/c. adding return(0) at the end of the program wouldn't help also.
what's wrong actually? is that i have to put something at the end of the source code? or is that i have to use some special compiler? (i m using borland pascal 7.0, turbo c 3.0) or is that something related to my server? (i've added exe n bat as a cgi type in the mime file) or is that win95's own problem?