Difference between plain print, and print with format string?

Chris bit_bucket5 at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 17 19:49:41 CET 2002


Joonas Paalasmaa <joonas at olen.to> wrote in message news:<3C46BE61.22E21BFD at olen.to>...
> Chris wrote:
> > 
> > I noticed that in my python cgi script, the following comes up in
> > Netscape 4.7 as plain text:
> > 
> > --------------------
> > def htmlHeader():
> >   return "Content-type: text/html\n"
> > 
> > ...
> > 
> > print htmlHeader()
> > 
> > print <html tags and stuff here...>
> > ----------------------
> > 
> > This works in IE 5.5, but just dumps the plain html in Netscape 4.7.
> > Choosing View | Page Info shows the "File MIME Type", according to
> > Netscape, as "text/plain".  Changing the line above to the following
> > fixes the Netscape issue:
> > 
> > print "%s" % htmlHeader()
> > 
> > So, what's going on here?  What's the difference?
> 
> There souldn't be any difference.
> Can you give the URL of that example or is it on your local computer.

It's purely local code.  Very odd.



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