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(Ovid - hand-rolled CGI review) Re: variables not posting?by Ovid (Cardinal)
|on May 03, 2001 at 20:15 UTC||Need Help??|
Before anyone rips me for not using CGI, I want to let it be known that I am unable to use CGI for this application due to the server I will be using it on.
Okay, I'm an idiot and I know better, but I'll bite. What is so different about your server that you can't use a standard module that's virtually guaranteed to already be present?
Also, you do know that your CGI form processing code is so riddled with bugs as to be virtually useless, right? Let's go through your code line by line:
Hmm... three problems and we're still on the first line
I don't mean to come across as harsh, but this is the reason why people say "don't hand-roll this stuff!" Read what merlyn wrote about how to get use CGI.pm when it's not allowed on your server.
Just looking at your code, one can tell that you have some basic programming issues to learn (sanity checking, scoping, the benefits of strict, etc). Do you really assume that your code snippet is superior to the collective wisdom of thousands of programmers the world over?
I realize that you said you were a newbie. Here's my confession: when I was a newbie, I also preferred to "roll my own." It took a lot of time for me to get over my basic stubborness and see the error of my ways. But let's keep this last paragraph between us, shall we? ;-)
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