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Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am a beginner to perl but have come across a problem. I would like to pass variables back to the same script without putting them in hidden fields. Is this possible. The code I tried is below - can anyone advise me?
#!/usr/local/bin/perl ########################## use CGI qw (:standard); use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser); $q = new CGI; print $q->header; $action=$q->param(action); print $q->start_html( -TITLE=>'test,' -BGCOLOR=>'#FFFFFF'); print $q->startform('post', 'test.cgi'); print "$action"; $q->param(action,'to_be_passed_back'); $action=$q->param(action); print "$action"; print $q->submit(-name=>'submit', -value=>'submit'); print $q->endform; print $q->end_html;
Thanks P