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Problems Starting out

Having a small problem trying to get some CGI scription stuff started....

My understanding is that I can use a little c program and run that from the browser and by using the standard output can then receive stuff back from the program... however it doesn't seem to work at the moment very well.... here is a copy of the html and c source that I am using


<HTML>
<head>
<title>Blah Testy thing </title>
</head>
<body>
<hr>
<p>Hello let us try this then eh ?

<form action="///d|/testcgi.exe" method="post">
<input type="radio" name="a" checked> Blah<p>
<input type="radio" name="a"> Blah 2
<p><input type="submit" value="Go Away You Stupid Program">
</form>

</body>
</html>


and the c source

        #include <stdio.h>


       void main()
        {

              printf("Content-Type: text/html\n\n");
              printf("<html> <head>\n");
              printf("<title>CGI Environment</title>\n");
              printf("</head>\n");
              printf("<body>\n");
              printf("<h1>CGI Environment</h1>\n");

              printf("<p><p>Hello World.... yayayyayay\n");
              printf("</body> </html>\n");
        }

The c program I just took out of a primer book thingi on cgi scripting... anyway I have tried this using NEtscape Navigator 4.5 and IE 4.0 but don't seem to be having any luck... and help would be much appreciated

thanks

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MaDdUCKCommented:
you are tyring to execute the CGI locally and thus the program will pop up. You need to access a CGI through a webserver, only then will it work. Otherwise your code seems fine. If you don't have a webserver, Microsoft Personal Web Server ships with Windows 95/98 and FrontPage 98, and Windows NT has IIS, so you need to install these locally for testing..
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jaredc071598Author Commented:
Thank-you muchly, we wondered if this might be the problem, but thanks for confirming it
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