in reply to
counting yesterdays hits in a logfile
Printing your webpage is much better using a HEREDOC
$tm = strftime( "%d/%m/%Y", localtime());
print WEBPAGE <<EOF;
<h1> today is: $tm</h1>
<h3>Yesterday was $yesterday</h3>
<table border="1" cellpadding="10" width='500px'>
<h2>Total hits: $totalhits</h2>
<h3>Hits Yesterday: $yesterdayHits</h3>
Also please use CSS to format your table layout, keep html tags lowercase; Uppercase is *so*
1995 ;-). I could go on but one of your future tasks is obviously to learn about good HTML presentation and layout.
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