hidden value

Posted on 2000-03-27
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
i have a script that submits values to itself but when
i try to add the hidden value here...  

       print start_form,
                              "Enter a number greater than 0  ",textfield('searc


and print it out with

$myCGI = new CGI;
$username = $myCGI->param('username');
print "username via param is $username<br>";
print "username via remote user is $username<br>";  

i get
username via param is
username via remote user is boofulls
on the first page
username via param is $username
username via remote user is
after i hit submit

where am i going wrong?
all i want it to do i display the hidden value that i pass!

Question by:boofulls
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Accepted Solution

binkzz earned 50 total points
ID: 2660331
For starters you have $username within single quotes, which means the system will take it literally. Try putting the $username within double quotes ("$username")


Author Comment

ID: 2660374
that was it

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Reading fields from the text file. 4 106
problem with using the glob function 1 84
Convert grep lines to perl 6 101
Get a Perl script to return content from a module 7 87
On Microsoft Windows, if  when you click or type the name of a .pl file, you get an error "is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file", then this means you do not have the .pl file extension associated with …
A year or so back I was asked to have a play with MongoDB; within half an hour I had downloaded (,  installed and started the daemon, and had a console window open. After an hour or two of playing at the command …
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question