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Re: Re: (Ovid - hand-rolled CGI review) Re: variables not posting?

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 04, 2001 at 01:34 UTC ( #77792=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (Ovid - hand-rolled CGI review) Re: variables not posting?
in thread variables not posting?

It's the opposite of deprecated. It's intended to be supported in the future, so if you don't start supporting it now, browsers which use it in the future will break your code.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: Re: Re: (Ovid - hand-rolled CGI review) Re: variables not posting?
by dws (Chancellor) on May 04, 2001 at 01:47 UTC
    It's intended to be supported in the future, so if you don't start supporting it now, browsers which use it in the future will break your code.

    Do I detect the faint scent of some large corporation sneaking this into some specification to guarantee the future obsolescence of everyone else's software? :-(

      No, it's just that the ampersand was a bad choice to use, but the original designers of cgi were doing the best they could. :)

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