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Newbie Perl CGI Help

Newbie Perl CGI Help

Newbie Perl CGI Help

I have been thrown into using perl at work recently, and while doing so I have come across a glitch that I can't seems to figure out how to fix.

I'm working on a cgi that query's a database and returns the information in the form of an HTML Table.  The script works fine from the command line but when it is ran over the Apache Web Server is freezes on the 260th row of the HTML Table, where there is supposed to be 344 rows in the table.  

Would this possibly be caused by limitation set in the apache config for perl?

Any suggestions would be nice since the solution has be eluding me for a couple of weeks now.

RE: Newbie Perl CGI Help

Possibly a time out ?  How long does it run for?

Travis - Those who say it cannot be done are usually interrupted by someone else doing it; Give the wrong symptoms, get the wrong solutions;

RE: Newbie Perl CGI Help

It will run till you kill the perl process for it.

RE: Newbie Perl CGI Help

How is your program put together?
Gather data into an array/hash, then output, or build the output after each DB fetch?

Have you tried a few debug messages to a logfile or to screen?

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RE: Newbie Perl CGI Help

It is built after each db fetch. and i have tried both methods for debugging. With printing more information to the screen, less of the original non-error checking information showed up(
example: original:
       the blue bird flew far.
       this is not the end of the
with test text:
       the blue bird flew far. Test 1
       this is not the
). And with the log file there are no errors that i could find when i log all the sql calls and their returned status since that was my first place i looked when this started.


RE: Newbie Perl CGI Help

Had a similar problem which turned out to be a stray speech mark in the data and Perl objected to it at display time.
Does it always die on row 260?
Try stopping it at row 259 and see if it complains.
Try ignoring row 260 and see if it complains.
Have you tried returning plain text instead of HTML?


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