[Tutor] cgi scripts
tim at johnsons-web.com
Sun Nov 9 21:48:19 CET 2008
On Saturday 08 November 2008, Kent Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:38 AM, Jim Morcombe <jmorcombe at westnet.com.au>
> > I think the problem wasn't in getting the keys and values, but I might
> > have been producing illegal HTML code before.
> > I think I'd better brush up on my HTML skills.
> Poorly formed HTML won't give an internal server error. That is due to
> something more serious such as a syntax error in your program.
I always configure cgi scripts so that I can also run them from the command
line. That can be an effective way to catch errors otherwise obfuscated
by the browser. Although I don't use windows any longer, I recall that
pythonwin was a nice IDE to use and it probably has a syntax checker.
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