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Re: On debugging "Premature End of Script" errors

by markjugg (Curate)
on May 06, 2003 at 18:00 UTC ( #255969=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On debugging "Premature End of Script" errors
in thread Premature End of Script Headers Reasons?

I think this an excellent answer to what seems to be a common question. I was surprised that a question like this wasn't already in the Categorized Q & A. I'd like to this the question with this answer appear there.

Mark


Comment on Re: On debugging "Premature End of Script" errors
Re: Re: On debugging "Premature End of Script" errors
by Anonymous Monk on May 07, 2003 at 07:52 UTC
    Depending on which version of perl you got, you will get one of the following from perldoc -q 500
    My CGI script runs from the command line but not the browser.  (500 Server Error)
              Several things could be wrong. You can go through the
              "Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts" guide at
    
                      http://www.perl.org/troubleshooting_CGI.html
    
              If, after that, you can demonstrate that you've read the FAQs
              and that your problem isn't something simple that can be easily
              answered, you'll probably receive a courteous and useful reply
              to your question if you post it on
              comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi (if it's something to do with
              HTTP or the CGI protocols). Questions that appear to be Perl
              questions but are really CGI ones that are posted to
              comp.lang.perl.misc are not so well received.
    
              The useful FAQs, related documents, and troubleshooting guides
              are listed in the CGI Meta FAQ:
    
                      http://www.perl.org/CGI_MetaFAQ.html
    
    older
     My CGI script runs from the command line but not the browser.  (500 Server Error)
               If you can demonstrate that you've read the following FAQs and
               that your problem isn't something simple that can be easily
               answered, you'll probably receive a courteous and useful reply
               to your question if you post it on
               comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi (if it's something to do with
               HTTP, HTML, or the CGI protocols). Questions that appear to be
               Perl questions but are really CGI ones that are posted to
               comp.lang.perl.misc may not be so well received.
    
               The useful FAQs and related documents are:
    
                   CGI FAQ
                       http://www.webthing.com/tutorials/cgifaq.html
    
                   Web FAQ
                       http://www.boutell.com/faq/
    
                   WWW Security FAQ
                       http://www.w3.org/Security/Faq/
    
                   HTTP Spec
                       http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Protocols/HTTP/
    
                   HTML Spec
                       http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/
                       http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/
    
                   CGI Spec
                       http://www.w3.org/CGI/
    
                   CGI Security FAQ
                       http://www.go2net.com/people/paulp/cgi-security/safe-cgi.txt
    
    This should be the first response to every question dealing with perl and error 500. The 2nd response should be "where's the sourcecode?"

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