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Old 07-06-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
XxAndyxX
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Simple Perl prog. getting Error 500 message.


I was trying to just test a simple Perl/CGI script and I always seem to get this error even after I've tried chmod 775 and chmod 777.

This is my HTML...

<html><head><title>Post.html</title></head>
<body>

<form action="/cgi-bin/post.cgi" method="POST">
<pre>
Your Name: <input type="text" name="name">
Email Address: <input type="text" name="email">
Age: <input type="text" name="age">
Favorite Color: <input type="text" name="favorite_color">
</pre>
<input type="submit" value="Send">
<input type="reset" value="Clear Form">
</form>

</body>
</html>

My Perl/CGI script...

#!/usr/bin/perl

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

read(STDIN, $buffer, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});
@pairs = split(/&/, $buffer);
foreach $pair (@pairs) {
($name, $value) = split(/=/, $pair);
$value =~ tr/+/ /;
$value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg;
$FORM{$name} = $value;
}

print "<html><head><title>Form Output</title></head><body>";
print "<h2>Results from FORM post</h2>\n";

foreach $key (keys(%FORM)) {
print "$key = $FORM{$key}<br>";
}

print "</body></html>";

The Error message I get...

Server error!
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.
Error message:
Premature end of script headers: post.cgi
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
Error 500
xxandyxx.cjb.net
Sun 06 Jul 2003 08:18:16 AM EDT
Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux)


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Old 07-06-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
david_ross
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Im not sure abotu:
foreach $key (keys(%FORM)) {

I would use:
foreach $key (keys %FORM) {

You also don't end with:
exit;


Try using my error log checking script to get more info:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...870#post269870
 
  


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