in reply to Marge - the Interactive Marginalia Processor
a few things:
- use CGI; this is of supreme importance.
- use strict; and -w
- taint checking. using -T would inform you that you are doing some very dangerous things using code like open(MARGE,">$pageroot.marge") where $pageroot just comes straight in from a parameter without any kind of scrubbing.
- the code would be much more readable if the HTML were seperated out via some kind of templating system like HTML::Template.
- code like if("$link" eq "some string") is bad. perl will treat $link as a string automatically; quoting it serves no purpose.