PWS and cgi

Posted on 1998-07-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I am running microsoft PWS under Windows 95.
I have a simple cgi program linked with Thomas Boutell's cgic library. I get to my page by http://localhost/index.htm.
I have the followin form:
<form action="C:\WEBSHARE\wwwroot\cgi-bin\mycgi.exe"
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="addlink"><p
    align="left"><input type="text" size="30" maxlength="30"
    <p align="left"><!--webbot bot="Validation"
    b-value-required="TRUE" i-minimum-length="1"
    i-maximum-length="30" --><input type="text" size="30"
    maxlength="30" name="email"></p>
    <p align="left"><!--webbot bot="Validation"
    b-value-required="TRUE" i-minimum-length="1"
    i-maximum-length="30" --><input type="text" size="30"
    maxlength="30" name="title"></p>
    <p align="center"><input type="submit" name="test1"
    value="test1"> <input type="submit" name="test2"
    value="test2"> <input type="submit" name="blah" value="blah"></p>

When I click on any button, the file download dialog box comes up trying to download my cgi executable. What do I need to do to get the cgi program to run? my cgi directory has read/execute/script permissions.
Thank You, mm
Question by:marvinm
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Change the line
<form action="C:\WEBSHARE\wwwroot\cgi-bin\mycgi.exe" method="POST">
to something like
<form action="http://localhost/scripts/mycgi.exe" method="POST">

The "scripts" may vary depending on the configuration of your PWS. Normally it is an alias for the cgi-bin directory in your wwwroot directory.



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Super. Silly on my part!

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