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Re: Error using HTML::Template

by swngnmonk (Pilgrim)
on Dec 11, 2003 at 15:21 UTC ( #314049=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Error using HTML::Template

I see two errors - one is an error in your code (copy/paste from improperly formatted POD on your end), the other is an actual typo in the POD.

Looking at the POD on CPAN, the line reads:

# send the obligatory Content-Type and print the template output print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n", $template->output;

So it's "print", not "output print". But there is a typo in the POD - that comma before $template->output; should be a period (string concatenation).

print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n". $template->output;

Or, if you're familiar with C, you could also write it in a more recognizable form:

print sprintf("Content-Type:text/html\n\n%s",$template->output);

No difference, really, but sometimes people find it easier to read the latter.

Update: Ok, so I'm wrong about the second bug - I'll plead ignorance to printing in LIST form. That being said, based on the original post, I think a code copy &paste went badly, and that's why you're getting the strange error messages.

PS - and yes, you could just use printf, but you'll get far more use out of sprintf in the long run. :)

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Re: Re: Error using HTML::Template
by !1 (Hermit) on Dec 11, 2003 at 15:33 UTC
    But there is a typo in the POD - that comma before $template->output; should be a period (string concatenation).


    #!/usr/bin/perl -l print 1,2,3; $,=$"; print "this","works"; __END__ 123 this works

    This is the print LIST form that is mentioned in perldoc -f print.

Re: Re: Error using HTML::Template
by ctilmes (Vicar) on Dec 11, 2003 at 15:41 UTC
    I wouldn't bother with print sprintf(...).. just use printf.
Re: Re: Error using HTML::Template
by Anneq (Vicar) on Dec 11, 2003 at 19:54 UTC


    The comment and line of code are correct in my script. It could be that it showed up incorrectly on the node because I didn't use code tages. Thanks to Allolex pointing that out. It looks fine on my screen because I am using small fonts in my CSS.

    I thought that the comma could be problem too, so I tried using the concatenation operator and also tried using two print statements but to no avail.

    I'm a newbie to programming and web pages so I think using C is out for me right now. Too steep a learning curve.

    Thank you for taking your valuable time to respond.

    Much appreciated,



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