CGI and HTTP header problem

Jeff Pinyan jeffp at crusoe.net
Sun Mar 12 00:57:19 CET 2000


[posted & mailed]

On Mar 11, Toralf Wittner said:

>Hi all,
>While it basically works, there is an annoying problem with the filename
>the 'Save as' browser dialog suggests. It offers the name of the CGI
>script rather than the name of the file one has chosen. As far as I can
>see, this is a problem with the HTTP header.

Utilize PATH_INFO's magic:

  http://www.foo.com/cgi-bin/program.cgi/filename.ext

If that's your URL, than the value of the PATH_INFO environment var is
"/filename.ext", and that will be what the file is defaulted to be saved
as.

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