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Re: CGI Random Quote Server

by quidity (Pilgrim)
on Dec 02, 2000 at 23:08 UTC ( #44578=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CGI Random Quote Server

Just being picky here but...

use CGI;

But you didn't.

$/ = "\n";

All very well, but $/ will be this anyway, most people use "\n%%\n" as their cookie file delimiter so they can format them to 76 chars/line or whatever so as to fit them in emails as well.

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n\n";

But you're printing out a badly formed html document unless each and every cookie starts <html> etc...

A better solution would be:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use CGI; my $output; my $data = '/path/to/cookies.txt'; my $query = CGI::new(); open COOKIES, "<$data" or die "Cannot open cookie file: $!"; $/ = "\n%%\n"; rand($.) < 1 && ($output = $_) while <COOKIES>; # for plain text: print $query->header('text/plain'); print $output; # or for html print $query->header('text/html'); print $query->start_html('Cookies'); print $output; print $query->end_html;

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