CGI

Dan Shafer dan at shafermedia.com
Sun Dec 17 19:25:39 CST 2006


It gets a lot of folks. Glad it worked out.

Dan

On 12/17/06, Mark Smith <mark at maseurope.net> wrote:
>
> Thank you, Dan. That's the problem. And now you've reminded me, I
> remember that it caught me out before...
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Mark
>
> On 18 Dec 2006, at 01:07, Dan Shafer wrote:
>
> > Mark,
> >
> > Any of several things could cause what you're seeing. My first
> > guess in such
> > situations is always that the line endings in the file you create in
> > TextEdit are not set to Unix-style line endings but are rather Mac
> > line
> > endings. That's one of many reasons I use BBEdit for such files
> > rather than
> > TextEdit. I assume you have TextEdit set to create text rather than
> > RTF but
> > even if you do, I think TextEdit does not normally produce Unix-
> > style line
> > endings.
> >
> > If that's not the problem, post a reply and we can do some further
> > detective
> > work.
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > On 12/17/06, Mark Smith <mark at maseurope.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm trying make a really simple text-file cgi (on OS X)., which I've
> >> done in the past without difficulty.
> >>
> >> I create a new document in textEdit. I copy the script from
> >> "echo.mt" (the script that comes with the Rev installation, I think)
> >> into my new textEdit document.
> >> I save it as "hello.mt". in the CGI-Executables folder. I chmod it's
> >> permissions to 755.
> >>
> >> I type "http://localhost/cgi-bin/hello.mt" into the Safari URL field.
> >> I get "Internal Server Error".
> >> I type "http://localhost/cgi-bin/echo.mt" into Safari URL field. I
> >> get the expected listing of globals.
> >>
> >> When I get "the detailed files" from the CGI-Executables folder, I
> >> can see that the permissions for "hello.mt" are indeed 755.
> >>
> >> So, I simply duplicate the "echo.mt" file, and rename it to
> >> "hello.mt".
> >> I type "http://localhost/cgi-bin/hello.mt" into the Safari URL field.
> >> I get the expected listing of globals.
> >>
> >> I am now completely baffled. What have I missed out?
> >> Can anyone shed some light?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Mark
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