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Re: Hand-rolled CGI mailto

by defyance (Curate)
on Dec 17, 2003 at 00:51 UTC ( #315191=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hand-rolled CGI mailto

Looks like you are trying to get %formdata from a form on a webpage, yes? You might want to first, use CGI; and then try building an html form to get your users input, then your form values will be available in $query->param('value'). Example below:
#!perl -wT use strict; use CGI; # Basic form usage. my $query = new CGI; print $query->header; print $query->start_html(" Basic form."); print $query->start_form; print "<b>To:</b>"; print $query->textfield('to'); print "<b>From:</b>"; print $query->textfield('from'); print "<b>Message:</b>"; print $query->textfield('body'); print "<p>",$query->reset; print $query->submit('Action','Stumbit'); print $query->endform; print "<hr>"; print "YOUR potential business is VERY IMPORTANT .... etc"; print $query->end_html; # Later on parse your $to $from etc from $query->param('nameofvalues') + instead of $formdata{'nameofvalues'} # and do your mailing, prefferably with a module from CPAN
There is much, much more that needs to be done to make sure that CGI script is secure and functional. You may want to consider checking out Ovid's CGI Course located here: Ovids CGI Course, and some of merlyn's colums located here: WT Colums by Randal.

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UPDATE:Just a note, that code is un-tested.

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[SuicideJunkie]: Just wait; someday soon, you'll be given a DB with unicode emojis in the column names.
[Corion]: marinersk: Well, I have done select statements like select sum(foo) as "Total Amount", ..., but to have a table like that makes me shudder
[Corion]: SuicideJunkie: :-D
[marinersk]: SuicideJunkie LOL
[choroba]: Woohoo! Fixed a test that hasn't run for 3 years.
[marinersk]: Corion Yes, sometimes whitespace in column headers is acceptable, but I still consider it be less than desireable if that query might get revectored for an ETL-esque process...
[marinersk]: choroba++
[choroba]: it's a long running test, so it's normally skipped unless an env var is set
[choroba]: nobody has been bothered to set the variable in the last 3 years

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