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    Exclamation Including Perl in PHP

    Hello,

    I am trying to call a cgi file from within a PHP file. To do this I am using:

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    virtual ('/cgi-bin/test.cgi');
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    This works but the code that test.cgi produces is being shown at the top of the page and not in the place were it is being called from!

    The code that test.cgi produces is:
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    <TABLE BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" WIDTH="468">
    <TR>
    <TD WIDTH="100%">
    <A HREF="/cgi-bin/click.cgi?account=EL" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://www.mydomain.com/images/banner/el.gif" BORDER="0" HEIGHT="60" WIDTH="468" ALT="EL"></A>
    </TD>
    </TR>
    </TABLE>
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    Can you help?

    Many thanks,

    Stuart.

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    Have you tried using "include" instead of "virtual"?

    include ("./cgi-bin/test.cgi");

    just curious.

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    from the manual
    To run the sub-request, all buffers are terminated and flushed to the browser, pending headers are sent too.
    one workaround might be to include('callcgi.php'); where callcgi.php will itself do the virtual() call, not sure if that would work but its worth a try ?
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)


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