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Writing CGI Scripts in REXX (Web Techniques, May 1996)

Writing CGI Scripts in REXX, Listing 2 (Web Techniques, May 1996)

Web Techniques Magazine

May 1996

Volume 1, Issue 2

Writing CGI Scripts in REXX

Listing Two


  /******************************************** */

  /*Read HTML FORM POST input (if any) from     */

  /*standard input. Note that if the caller     */

  /*provides a filename then we save the input  */

  /*in case we need to send it to another       */

  /*script. If so we can restore the stdin for  */

  /*the called command by  using the command:   */

  /*ADDRESS UNIX script '<' StdinF.             */

  /*A good way to get a unique filename to save */

  /*the standard input in, is to use the process*/

  /*id. For example:                            */

  /* StdinFile='/tmp/stdin'_GETPID()            */

  /* Post=ReadPost(StdinFile)                   */

  /*_GETPID() provides the process ID in UniREXX*/

  /*ReadPost returns the POST input if the      */

  /*REQUEST_METHOD="POST" else it returns null. */

  /*N.b. the returned Post input does NOT have  */

  /*plus signs (+) converted to spaces or hex   */

  /* ASCII %XX encodings converted to characters*/  

  /******************************************** */      




     IF In='' THEN DO

        SAY '400: Null input from POST!'; EXIT


     IF StdinFile/='' THEN DO

        IF CHAROUT(StdinFile,In,1) /=0 THEN DO

           SAY '500: Unable to write out all POST chars!' 



        Fail=CHAROUT(StdinFile)   /*Close the file*/




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