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On general principle, I believe all CGI programs should run with the -T flag to enable taint mode (see perlsec). That's not a serious issue here, because your code doesn't use tainted data in an unsafe manner -- at least, not yet. But it could grow, so it doesn't hurt to be careful early on.

I would also be more comfortable if your regex did something like this:

$name =~ /\Q$search_name\E/i
To make sure that special characters in your CGI parameter don't accidentally do something you didn't intend. See quotemeta and perlre.

buckaduck


In reply to Re: C any bugs? by buckaduck
in thread C any bugs? by deriwana

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