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CGI HTML Form Databy johnfl68 (Scribe)
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johnfl68 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello, I have a form that I need to pre-populate with the previous responses made from that form. I was going to pre-populate the HTML Form with JSON data using jquery and then pass to a CGI to save the results to a JSON file, but Chrome is now blocking external files like this, even though everything is on the same local server.
So now I am doing this with CGI to load the JSON values and output the HTML with the form data pre-populated.
So can I submit the form data to the same CGI Perl script? Or do I need to have one CGI for the HTML Form, and another CGI to process the form and save to the JSON file?
I see lots of examples of posting form data from HTML to a CGI to process, and I have done this before. I am not finding any examples of how to bring the data into the same CGI script from the outputted HTML.
I am probably missing something simple, but if the only way to do it is with 2 CGI scripts, that will work as well.
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