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    please help me with PERL/CGI.

    Hi
    thanx all for helping me with my last post on PERL, but now i found, yet another, silly obsticle
    to overcome: using perl with the web.

    i tried using some of my material's examples, but the same problem.

    My programs are jus read as plain txt.

    Ex1
    #begining of example
    this is my OWN perl script:

    #begining of example
    print "content-type = \"html\"\n";
    print "\n";
    print "<html>\n";
    print "<head>\n";
    print "</head>\n";
    print "<body>\n";
    print "hello";
    print "</body>";
    print "</html>";
    #end of example

    AND THIS IS WHAT IS DISPLAYED ON MY BROWSER WHEN I CALL IT WITH A <A HREF>.
    #begining of example
    print "content-type = \"html\"\n"; print "\n"; print "\n"; print "\n"; print "\n"; print "\n"; print "hello"; print ""; print "";
    #end of example


    i am new @ perl and my goal with it is to use it for web information proccessing(some proggrammer, cant even get the examples to work )
    in my example they try to EMPHASIZE that u have to leave a BLAN K LINE after "CONTENT-TYPE: html/text",is that true

    and when i rename my PERLSSCRIPT.pl to PERLSCRIPT.cgi it saves it as a *.txt file,
    but when i rename it on the server self(via ftp) it changes "correctly" but i still cant use it(
    with CGI scripts it jus give me an "PAGE NOT FOUND" error).

    and that lead me to believe that CGI scripts can only be executed on a server.

    PLEASE HELP.
    thanx for reading this long post.
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    First of all you have to have permission to run cgi scripts on the web server itself.
    Second, you have to tell the web server how to handle extensions (be it .cgi or .pl), in
    other words you have to tell it what program to hand off the script to.

    Third, try the CGI module...

    Fourth, I think you have something wrong here:
    Code:
    print "content-type = \"html\"\n";
    print "\n";
    Try:
    Code:
    print "Content-type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\n\n";
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    sorry , i jus copied and pasted the latest test i did(in wich i switched the : with =, but didn't work),
    what i mean is that i already tried that, and it doesn't work.
    ****

    //EDIT

    I BELIEVE ,I DONT HAVE PERMISSION FOR PL-SCRIPTS,
    and "CUSTOM" CGI scripts (what do they mean by custom,i thought all cgi-scripts are custom).
    but aint these *.pl and *.cgi scripts suppose to work ON MY PC(stand-alone)(offline)??

    i really dont know all that much about servers and those stuff.

    Beware, you who seek first and final principles, for you are
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    They probably won't work standalone as on the server they write lines dynamicly at the web server taht turns them into the proper output (or a more corrrect statment would be that they are working, the output you see local is exactly what they should output and a web server needes to convert them into what you expect.) If the server is running apache your best bet may be MOD Perl
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    thanx.
    yup i'm running a apachee server......

    i'll check it out thanx
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