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Python 3.4  - passing  variable values to CGI page via URL

jameskane asked
Last Modified: 2015-04-11
I have a table of  member information as shown below. Users click on a selected name and it is necessary that the selected  memberID be sent to another page nextpage.cgi.  See from the image that the names column is url active and clicking will send a url  localhost/office_15/nextpage.cgi?memberID=121513 from this page to nextpage.cgi. This works as I can see from the pointer address over the active link

My problem is with the action page nextpage.cgi which is not processing the url correctly. I get the following error. I am attaching the nextpage.cgi code. Appreciate if someone could take a look at it.

Many thanks

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "C:/xampp2/htdocs/OFFICE_15/NEXTPAGE.cgi", line 29, in <module>
NameError: name 'memberId' is not defined

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import cgi,cgitb

def htmlTop():
        <!DOCTYPE html>
        <html lang="en">
                <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
                <title> My Server-side template</title>

def htmlTail():
    print(""" its done</body>

def getData():
    form = cgi.FieldStorage()
    memberId = form.getvalue('memberId')
    memberId = memberId[0]
    return memberId

#main program
if __name__== "__main__":

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