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From Aman Raheja <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] internal error running cgi script
Date Fri, 03 Dec 2004 21:26:23 GMT
last line should be

print "</BODY>\n</HTML>\n";


print "</BODY>\n</HTML>\n;

you are missing a "

checl error logs in future, you'll know syntax probs.
Aman Raheja

Ben Kuang wrote:

>Hi everyone:
>I am learning cgi scripting and running apache locally.  I have a form
>in html that takes user input, and a cgi script in perl, to print on
>screen what the user has entered:
>Here is the html document, place in htdocs dir:
><b><font size=6>Test</font></b> 
><form method="post" action="../cgi-bin/">
><textarea name="comment" rows=8 cols=68></textarea>
><input type=submit value="Send">
><input type=reset value="Reset">
>Here is my cgi script, in perl, located in cgi-bin dir:
>#! /usr/bin/perl -w
>print "content-type: text/html\n\n";
>read(STDIN, $format, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});
>print "<HTML><HEAD>\n";
>print "<TITLE>Echo Form Data</TITLE>\n";
>print "</HEAD><BODY>\n";
>print "Here is what was collected\n";
>print "<HR>\n";
>@namevals = split(/&/, $formdat);
>foreach (@namevals){
>	tr/+/ /;
>	s/%(..)/pack("C", hex($1))/ge;
>	print "$_<BR>\n";
>print "<P><HR>\n";
>print "</BODY>\n</HTML>\n;
>This is the error i get when I try to run the script:
>Internal Server Error
>The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was
>unable to complete your request.
>Please contact the server administrator, and
>inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might
>have done that may have caused the error.
>More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
>Can anyone please help me with this problem.  Thank you very much in advance.
>I am running apche in a windows environment, not *nix.
>Ben Kuang
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