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Re: Can't Get CGI Results Page to Redirect

by thezip (Vicar)
on Aug 03, 2009 at 20:30 UTC ( #785549=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Can't Get CGI Results Page to Redirect

socrtwo, it's difficult to follow your node because you have included too many extraneous details. I think you'll have much more specific success if you reduce the sheer amount detail in your node.

With that said, I'll offer up a couple of general comments which may or may not be of help, pending further explanations on your part:
  1. You only get one shot at printing a CGI header. Thus, if you've already printed out one header, it is impossible to get a redirect to work.
  2. Have you tried hardcoding a URL to see if that will redirect?

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Re^2: Can't Get CGI Results Page to Redirect
by socrtwo (Sexton) on Aug 03, 2009 at 22:45 UTC
    Thanks for your response. Sorry about the detail. I will go lighter I hope as I learn more Perl... Anyway, if you only get one shot at the header, should I write the redirect before the first line in the default header?
    print qq~Content-type: text/html\n\n~;?
    Yeah I hard coded the redirection and no redirecting occurred.
      Just don't print the header until you're ready to either print the page -or- generate a redirect.

      A technique you can use to defer printing the header is to build up your HTML output into a string, and then do:

      #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use CGI qw/:standard/; my $q = CGI->new(); my $do_redirect = 1; # for example only # ... build the entire output into a string $str = "This is your concatenated HTML doc"; if ($do_redirect) { print redirect($url); } else { print $q->header(), $str; }
      The idea is to wait until the absolute last second to print either header.

      What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens
        OK, I was able to find an open source uploader and intercept the header before it printed. Here' where I put the code:
        if ($action eq 'admin') { print $query->header; if ($login && $password) { &admin($query, $login, $password); } else { print &PagePassword($NAME_TITLE{'common_admin'}); } } elsif ($action eq 'upload') { ##### My code begins ##### use CGI qw(:cgi); use strict; `perl > newimgseekurl.txt`; sleep 1 while ( !(-e "newimgseekurl.txt") ); use File::Copy; copy("newimgseekurl.txt", "newimgseekurl2.txt") or die "File canno +t be copied."; my $file = "newimgseekurl.txt"; unlink($file); open FILE, "newimgseekurl2.txt" or die "Couldn't open file: $!"; my $newimgseekurl = <FILE>; close FILE; print redirect("$newimgseekurl"); ##### My Code Ends ##### if ($dir = &check_password('guest', $login, $password)) { print &Upload($query, $dir); } else { print &BadPassword($NAME_TITLE{'common_member'}); } } else { print $query->redirect($FORM_URL);

        This did not prevent the file from uploading and did properly redirect. Thanks for the help, views and voting.

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