POST variables to CGI via URL with URLencoded string fails??
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Fri Oct 17 05:03:44 EDT 2003
At 2:07 pm -1000 16/10/03, Sannyasin Sivakatirswami wrote:
>I have a simple CGI running that receives subscription requests to
>our Hindu Press International mailing list.
>Odd thing is... if I post the name and email address (only two
>fields in this form) to the CGI from a web form.. it works..
>but if we try to post the same two values via a standard URL, with
>the input values appended in the normal way a URLencoded string, the
>CGI does respond, but it tells us that standardIn is returning
>The beginning of the CGI is straightforward:
> read from stdin until empty
> put it into temp
>put urlDecode (it) into tDataIn
>put tDataIn into tRemit
> split tDataIn by "&" and "="
> put isWellFormedMailtoScheme (tDataIn ["email"]) into emailCheck
> switch emailCheck
> ## etc. process the subscription.. only two values expected, name
>and email address...
>doesn't work... standardIn returns empty.
In this case you should be using GET not POST.
On the server side, your script shouldn't be reading from the socket;
that will only get posted data, and in this case there is none.
Instead, it should be getting the $QUERY_STRING environment variable
which should contain this:
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