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please help -- where are my variables??

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Auroralei, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. Auroralei

    Auroralei Thread Starter

    Jun 10, 2004
    I have a very simple script and a very simple form.

    My problem is that when i send the form variables to the script, I can't do anything with them. See the script below: All I want it to do is print "The item number is "item_number". What I get is "The item number is (blank)"

    Can someone please tell me what the problem is?

    use strict;
    use lib qw(C:/Perl/lib);
    use CGI qw:)standard escapeHTML);
    use DBI;

    my $query;
    my %form;
    my $item_name;
    my $item_number;

    my @pairs;
    my $pair;
    my $name;
    my $value;

    read (STDIN, $query, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});

    %form = &parse;

    $item_name = $form{item_name};
    $item_number = $form{item_number};


    sub parse {
    @pairs = split(/&/, $query);
    foreach $pair (@pairs) {
    ($name, $value) = split(/=/, $pair);
    $value =~ tr/+/ /;
    $value =~ s/%([a-fA-F0-9][a-fA-F0-9])/pack("C", hex($1))/eg;
    $form{$name} = $value;

    sub deliver_product {

    print <<EOF;
    Content-Type: text/html\n\n

    The item number is $item_number


    exit (0);

    And here's the form I use:



    <form method="post" action="http://www.worldwidetattoodesigns.com/cgi-bin/shortshort.pl" target="_blank">
    <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Fairy Girl on Ladybug Flower">
    <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="BPFAGI0002FWP">
    <input type="submit" value="Test IPN">

  2. mark007


    Sep 15, 2004
    Any reason why you specifically want to use Perl?

    I'm rather rusty on Perl but could look later if needs be. You could reduce the size of the script to almost nothing with PHP though.

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