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why won't this work?

Posted on 1999-06-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
heres some cgi ti've written that refuses to work

sub get_number {

print "number= $num ";


and it refuses to work, it should return the number 1, as that is what is typed in data.txt, but it won't.

Question by:pobwest
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ID: 1834776
open(NUMBER,"") or print "can't open file because $!";

#open is used to open a filename on the local file system,
#if you want to make an HTTP request over the net, you might

use LWP::UserAgent;
use HTTP::Request;
$ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$request = HTTP::Request->new(GET => "");
$response = $ua->request($request);
$num = $response->content;

Accepted Solution

MaDdUCK earned 20 total points
ID: 1834777
your code should work, but you did not specifiy the content type. thus, before writing anything to stdout, print the following:

print "Content-type: text/html/r/n/r/n";

or text/plain for text only.


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