CGI FORM training - the code

The PERL Code

The following is a listing of the perl code which writes the new page.

# Sample code for CGI interface testing

# Created 1/6/1997
# mod 6/1/1997

# Define Variables

# Print the Initial Output Heading
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

# Get the input
read(STDIN, $buffer, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});

# Split the name-value pairs
@pairs = split(/&/, $buffer);

foreach $pair (@pairs)
    ($name, $value) = split(/=/, $pair);

    # Un-Webify plus signs and %-encoding
    $value =~ tr/+/ /;
    $value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg;
    $name =~ tr/+/ /;
    $name =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg;

    # Stop people from using subshells to execute commands
    # Not a big deal when using sendmail, but very important
    # when using UCB mail (aka mailx).
    # $value =~ s/~!/ ~!/g;

    # Uncomment for debugging purposes
    # print "Setting $name to $value<P>";

    $FORM{$name} = $value;

# Print Return HTML
print "<html><head><title>$FORM{'titlebar'}</title></head>\n";

print "<body bgcolor=$FORM{'bgcolor'}>";
print "<font color=$FORM{'textcolor'}>";
print "\n";
print "<center>";
print "\n";
print "<h1>My first CGI interface page!</h1>";
print "\n";

print "<P>Today, $FORM{'day'}, $FORM{'yourname'} <br> -- affectionately\n";
print " known to my friends as $FORM{'nickname'} -- <br> \n";
print " wrote my first <b>FORM</b> on a Webpage!\n";
print "<P>Below is some of the information it contained.\n";
print "</center>";
print "\n";

print "<hr>";
print "<center>";
print "<font size=+2>Here are some of my friends</font>";
print "<br>";

if ($FORM{'woody'} eq "yes") {
	print "\n<img src=../graphics/gif/woody.gif>\n"; 
	print "<br>";
if ($FORM{'dianek'} eq "yes") {	
	print "\n<img src=../graphics/gif/dkeaton.gif>\n";
	print "<br>";
if ($FORM{'bogart'} eq "yes") {
	print "<img src=../graphics/gif/bogie.jpg>\n";
	print "<br>";
if ($FORM{'marilyn'} eq "yes") {
	print "<img src=../graphics/gif/mariliyn.jpg>\n";
	print "<br>";
if ($FORM{'oprah'} eq "yes") {
	print "<img src=../graphics/gif/oprah.jpg>\n";
	print "<br>";
if ($FORM{'dannyg'} eq "yes") {
	print "<img src=../graphics/gif/dannyg.jpg>\n";
	print "<br>";

print "</center>";

print "<hr>";

print "<h2>Here's a little bit about me:</h2>\n";

print " <ul><li>my favorite color is $FORM{'mycolor'}\n";

$print_philosopher = " <li>my favorite philosopher is $FORM{'myphilosopher'}, \n";
$check_for_Rush = index($FORM{'myphilosopher'},"Rush");

if ($check_for_Rush > -1) {
	$print_philosopher = " <li>the instructor says my favorite philosopher really isn\'t one...\n";
print $print_philosopher;

print " <li>my oldest child is $FORM{'oldest'}.\n";
print "</ul>";

print "<hr>";

print "<h2>I'm currently in $FORM{'currentcity'}</h2>\n";
print "And here is what I want the world to know about that town";
print "<p>";
print "<blockquote><blockquote>";
print "<i>$FORM{'comments'}</i>\n";
print "</blockquote></blockquote>";

print "<hr>";
print "<font size=+3><center> Good-bye!</font><br>Gosh this was fun!!!</center>";
print "<p>";
print "<center><font size=-1>HTML page generated by program</font></center>\n";
print "</font>";
print "</body></html>";