Sendmail CGI generates Apache error
alex at mindlube.com
Sun Nov 30 00:53:53 EST 2003
On Nov 29, 2003, at 8:30 PM, katir at hindu.org wrote:
> ... and there are others on the team here that think forms are a bad
> way to make people contact you... I myself don't see why exactly,
> since you can make the form look nearly identical to an email client
> new message window... and only if you start using the web page for
> other things, asking for more then the needful info just to let them
> email you... etc. how is it that different than having the browser
> kick up your email client?
That's just it: you have no idea what my email client looks like. :-)
Often what I notice is:
1) composition textarea is way too small
2) subject line is absent, or is a pulldown menu with only a couple of
Windows or something.
> and "You *always* have to send a valid http header of some kind back
> to the browser, when writing a CGI."
> is the second mango. I didn't know that... I thought if the cgi
> invoked a process on the server, that was the end of it.
Glad to help.
BTW for a CGI that only exists to do something like send mail, a good
trick to use is the Location: header to redirect the browser to
somewhere else on the site, like a thankyou page.
put "Location: thanks.html" & crlf & crlf
I think technically that example is not exactly correct, but has always
worked for me.
Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software |
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