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printing html content with pre tag all one line

by diamondsandperls (Beadle)
on Sep 22, 2012 at 12:27 UTC ( #995100=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
diamondsandperls has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Below is my whois script bc I feel strongly maybe the changes need to be made directly to the whois. What happens when i grab the content and print to txt and when i save in notepad everything goes to one line.

#!perl use Net::Whois::Raw qw( whois $OMIT_MSG $CHECK_FAIL $CACHE_DIR $CACHE_ +TIME $USE_CNAMES $TIMEOUT ); use strict; use warnings; # HTTP HEADER print "Content-type: text/html \n\n"; my $ip = $ARGV[0]; my ($dominfo,$whois_server) = whois($ip); print "whois server: $whois_server", "<br><pre>"; print $dominfo, "</pre>";

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Re: printing html content with pre tag all one line
by kcott (Abbot) on Sep 23, 2012 at 09:35 UTC

    G'day diamondsandperls,

    print does not add newlines for you; perhaps you were thinking of say. The two print statements you have (to output content) contain no newlines.

    If you wanted HTML like

    whois server: $whois_server<br> <pre> $dominfo </pre>

    you'll need to code newlines (\n) in your print statements to achieve this.

    Please show some example data to clarify what you are getting and what you actually want.

    -- Ken

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