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Re: problem with redirecting to a cgi page

by grep (Monsignor)
on Jul 03, 2008 at 01:09 UTC ( #695259=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to problem with redirecting to a cgi page

Straight from the CGI Docs (emphasis from doco):

print redirect('http://somewhere.else/in/movie/land');

Sometimes you don't want to produce a document yourself, but simply redirect the browser elsewhere, perhaps choosing a URL based on the time of day or the identity of the user.

The redirect() function redirects the browser to a different URL. If you use redirection like this, you should not print out a header as well.

You should always use full URLs (including the http: or ftp: part) in redirection requests. Relative URLs will not work correctly.

So you have 2 problems:

  • You have to do your check before you print any header and then print either the redirect or the standard header
  • You should use the full URL ( in the redirect
One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...

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