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Actually, since it is an email address, there will most likely be an @ sign. But, since this person does not backslash it, it is considered an array and the regex engine will bitch. This happened to me today because I was trying to retrieve the $NORM value. Since "$NORM" has a dollar sign in it, the regex engine thought it was searching for what was in the variable $NORM and complained that there was no such variable.
So, whenever you have a regex, always search for @, $, and % signs to make sure they are blackslashed. Also, if you are trying to match HTML, make sure you backslash then end tags (eg. <\/HTml>) so that the match won't stop.
But really, if you were using CGI, strict, and -w, then this error should have been caught and never questioned.
Almost a Perl hacker.
Dave AKA damian
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