HTML Error from Python CGI Script

Chris chouster at
Tue Jun 25 02:18:41 CEST 2002

Ok, I'm writing a CGI script and its supposed to generate a temporary
HTML document. By temporary I mean (and assume) that a unique filename
is generated whereby I can refer to that filename, write to it, save,
etc. and will not delete unless I explicity call to delete it. I use
the tempfile module from python. My problem is that the temporary HTML
document cannot be interpreted by IE when I click on a hyperlink that
points to this temp HTML document. Here is the page that is generated:

<!-- Created by /someCGIscript -->
<TITLE>Submission Request from you</TITLE>
<H2>Rearray Information</H2>
<br>User: me at<br>
Time at Request: Mon Jun 24 17:10:51 2002<br>
<FORM METHOD="POST" ENCTYPE="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"   >
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="project" value="1">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="emailAddress" value="me at">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="destplates" value="343">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="cloneList" value="394023_3523_32423">

I copy this exact text to my own computer (versus operating over
network) and open it and it looks fine. Exactly what I need. However,
when I put a link to it on another webpage on the network, an internal
server error occurs and complains about the following:

syntax error at line 2: `newline or ;' unexpected

What does this mean??? I've generated hundreds of webpages in my day
and never have I come across something seemingly so simple yet so
elusive. Help me please!


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