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Re: Filtering CGI Input
in thread Filtering CGI Input
No, it is not that simple as the following code demonstrates:
my $num = "123abc";
print "valid\n" if $num > 0 && $num < 99999;
This will print 'valid', even though it does not meet the OP's criteria.
Thus, if the value "123abc" is passed from a web form to a cgi script, the code you suggest will validate it. The reason for this is because when using numeric comparisons, Perl will treat any string that begins with a number as a number. This is clearly not what the OP wants.