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Why do some browsers show none of my output?

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Contributed by royalanjr on May 03, 2000 at 00:42 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


Description:

They show up fine in Explorer, but Netscape shows nothing.

Answer: Why won't scipts on an Apache server not show up when viewed with Netscape.
contributed by turnstep

Sometimes, Netscape will not show anything (e.g. unclosed table tags are a good place to start your search), but View->Source will. Strange but true - and a good way to debug.

Answer: Why won't scipts on an Apache server not show up when viewed with Netscape.
contributed by btrott

What is showing up, then? Are you sure you're sending back the correct HTTP header? Make sure you're sending back a Content-Type of text/html:

use CGI qw/:standard/; print header;
Or, if you're using mod_perl:
$r->content_type("text/html"); $r->send_http_header;

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