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  1. #1
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    just trying to understand something about cgi

    well this is my first post here, and i really don't know all that much about code at all. but I want to learn and I am working on this project so I kinda need some help.

    I have built a "form" for people to fill out on my website. and i want when they click the submit button that it sends the information to me in an email.

    Now, I have made my .txt file and uploaded it to my /cgi-bin folder.
    but I am having problems with my ACTION line of code.

    I keep getting : the requested URL /cgi-bin/SolairgenRegistration.txt was not found on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found Error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    I am positive that my ACTION is not correct. but i don't know what it should be.
    If anyone knows or understands what I'm trying to do here and can offer me advice or a link to where this is explained that would be so much help to me!


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    Is SolairgenRegistration.txt a Perl script?

    Did you upload it in ascii or binary mode?

    What are the permission settings on that file?

    Can you post the contents of that file and the <form ....> tag?

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    Trying to understand how CGI::App works


    The problem I ran into is that the message body is part of the URL string
    and I don't want that. So then I figured Apache::Session would take
    care of that and in a way it did. The problem is I am creating a new
    session when I go to the next run mode because I am creating a new
    instance of my application. How can I 1) eliminate the CGI
    param(message) body from being shown on the URL or 2) get just one
    session to start? I was going on the thought that since there was a
    setup that automagically it would run that once and I would have one
    session object.

    Any thoughts?

    Last edited by JohnDubya; 06-02-2009 at 06:01 PM. Reason: remove self-promotion


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