[Tutor] py cgi can't show up correctly in Netscape

Rick Pasotto rick at niof.net
Thu Apr 22 23:38:24 EDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:22:58PM -0500, pan at uchicago.edu wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some cgi scripts having some problems with Netscape:
> -- If the py cgi called by MSIE, it works fine;
> -- If called by Opera, it works fine;
> -- If called by Netscape, it displays the cgi output code (the html tags),
> in plain text, but not html-formatted. For example, <body> will be shown
> on the Netscape.
> -- If I save the output document (view source in Netscape) into a ???.html 
> file and re-open it with Netscape, it shows up with html-formatted text
> correctly.
> I tried Netscape 4.79 and 7.1, on both Window and Linux, both have the 
> same problem.
> Does anyone know what's wrong and how to solve it ?
> You can test it by clicking:
> http://runsun.info/cgi-bin/cgiTest.py

You're not outputting any <html></html> nor <head></head> sections so
the document you send to the browser is invalid. Some browsers overlook
some html errors and make guesses and some just get confused.

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