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guess words

say i have a text file "answers.txt" like this:
1 - test
3 - file
5 - now
10 - the

i would like a script that will load up a text file "story.txt" a do this:

replace all words in the relevant positions with a drop down menu containing the words in answers.txt

for example
if story.txt is:
this is a test file that i will test out now.

then when i run my script it get
[test/file/now/the] is [test/file/now/the] test [test/file/now/the] that i will test
[test/file/now/the] now.

note words 1 3 5 and 10 have been replaced with a drop down menu with all the words in answers.txt

then at the bottom of this script there is a submit button and when users hit submit they are told how many they got correct/ incorrect

thanks

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paulwhelan
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windfallCommented:
I am fairly new to perl but you may want to try something like this:
It uses two cgi scripts----
(I'm sure one of the real pro's has a much more elegant answer)

******************************************
#!/usr/bin/perl
##########################################################################
# PROGRAM    answertest.pl
use CGI qw/escape unescape/;
%answers = ( #can construct this list by reading in text file
             # or use DBI and a database etc
           1 => "test",
           3 => "file",
           5 => "now",
           10=> "the"      
      );
@answerkey = keys(%answers);#make an array for sorting
@sortedans = sort { $a <=> $b } @answerkey;#keeps in order

$answer_Sel = "";#make select options for drop down box                              
foreach $i (@answerkey) {
$answer_Sel .= "<OPTION Value = $i>$answers{$i}";
            }

#could be read in from a text file
$story = "this is a test file that i will test out now.";
#make an array of the story split on spaces
@story = split(/ /, $story);
#make an array of positions to put form elements
@position = ('1','3','5','10');
foreach $i(@position){
splice(@story,$i,1,("<select NAME=Q1>$answer_Sel</select>"));
      }         
$query = new CGI;
#send MIME and HTML headers
print $query->header("-nph=>1");
print $query->start_html(-title => 'Test answers!');
print <<HTML;
<FORM NAME="whatever" ACTION=/cgi-bin/whateveranswer.pl METHOD=Post ENCTYPE=multipart/form-data>
HTML
print "@story";
print <<HTML;
<input TYPE="submit" VALUE="How many correct?">
</FORM>
HTML
print $query->end_html;


**************************************************

#!/usr/bin/perl
##########################################################################
# PROGRAM    whateveranswer.pl
use CGI qw/escape unescape/;

$query = new CGI;
@question=$query->param("Q1");

$correct = "0";
#make an array of correct answers
@answerkey = ("3", "5","10","1");

foreach $i(@question){
            if ($i = $answerkey[$i]){
            $correct++
            }
            }
            
            
$query = new CGI;
#send MIME and HTML headers
print $query->header("-nph=>1");
print $query->start_html(-title => 'Test correct!');
print <<HTML;

You got $correct correct!

HTML
print $query->end_html;
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paulwhelanAuthor Commented:
th eexample i gave was just hypothetical
id like it to open a file and for it to work on any file......

thanks for the help though
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funksoulCommented:
This is very rough...just to give you an idea!


#!/usr/local/bin/perl5

use CGI qw(:standard);

&parse_story;
&parse_ans;
for ($i=0; $i<scalar(@num_arry); $i++){
  $data[$num_arry[$i]]= "popupmenu";
}

$query= new CGI;
$method= "text.cgi";  #name of your program
$action= "POST";
$encoding= "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
print header(), start_html("TITLE");
print $query->startform($method,$action,$encoding);

for ($i=0; $i<scalar(@data); $i++){
  if ($data[$i] eq "popupmenu"){
     print $query->popup_menu(-name=>'menu_name',
                              -values=> [@word_arry],
                              -default=> '?????');
  }
  else{
     print " $data[$i]";
  }
}
 

print $query->submit(-name=>'Submit');
print $query->endform;
print end_html;

sub parse_story{
  open STORY, "story.txt";
  $line= "";
  while (<STORY>){
    chomp; #remove carriage
    $line= "$line $_";         # Concatenate the lines
  }
  @data= split /\s+/, $line;
  print @data;
  close STORY;
}

sub parse_ans{
  open ANSWERS, "answers.txt";
  $i=0;
  while (<ANSWERS>){
    chomp; #remove carriage
    ($num, $word)= split /\s-\s/, $_, 2; # Get the number and word
    $num_arry[$i]= $num;
    $word_arry[$i]= $word;
    $i++;
  }
  close ANSWERS;
}

 
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funksoulCommented:
funksoul changed their proposed answer to a comment
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funksoulCommented:
This is very rough...just to give you an idea!

#!/usr/local/bin/perl5

use CGI qw(:standard);

&parse_story;
&parse_ans;
for ($i=0; $i<scalar(@num_arry); $i++){
  $data[$num_arry[$i]]= "popupmenu";
# replace the word with "popupmenu" all the answer positions.
}

$query= new CGI;
$method= "text.cgi";  #name of your program
$action= "POST";
$encoding= "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
print header(), start_html("TITLE");
print $query->startform($method,$action,$encoding);

for ($i=0; $i<scalar(@data); $i++){
  if ($data[$i] eq "popupmenu"){  
#print the selection if the word is "popupmenu"
     print $query->popup_menu(-name=>'menu_name',
                              -values=> [@word_arry],
                              -default=> '?????');
  }
  else{
     print " $data[$i]";
  }
}
 

print $query->submit(-name=>'Submit');
print $query->endform;
print end_html;

sub parse_story{
  open STORY, "story.txt";
  $line= "";
  while (<STORY>){
    chomp; #remove carriage
    $line= "$line $_";         # Concatenate the lines
  }
  @data= split /\s+/, $line;
  close STORY;
}

sub parse_ans{
  open ANSWERS, "answers.txt";
  $i=0;
  while (<ANSWERS>){
    chomp; #remove carriage
    ($num, $word)= split /\s-\s/, $_, 2; # Get the number and word
    $num_arry[$i]= $num;
    $word_arry[$i]= $word;
    $i++;
  }
  close ANSWERS;
}

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