[CentOS] html/form newbie: trying to upload a little data to a server
Charles E Campbell Jr
charles.e.campbell at nasa.gov
Tue Nov 20 22:09:00 UTC 2007
I've been trying for several hours to upload a few bits of data (not a
file) from an html form to a server, and none of my variants have worked
thus far. I've done some web searching, too.
Anyway, here's the form:
<form method="POST" action="mmsrequest">
UserID: <input type="text" NAME="userid">
Date : <input type="text" NAME="date" value="mm/dd/yy">
Time : <input type="text" NAME="time" value="hh:mm:ss">
<input type="submit"> <input type="reset">
I've tried mmsrequest as a script and as an executable. Full path,
etc. In and out of cgi-bin.
I end up with a copy of the script (well, I told the browser not to
bother trying to display the executable), instead of having the script run.
I either end up with a "Not Found" or "Method Not Allowed". I've
always insured that permissions were rwxrwxrwx, just to avoid any
permissions problem, expecting to tighten that up after I got the basic
I don't particularly care if the script or executable gets the
information from the command line separated by ampersands and whatnot,
environment variable (QUERY_STRING, or so I understand), or from
standard input. However, I do care that the script/program gets run and
does get the information somehow, on the server side.
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