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  • Wow. It's like it's 1997 all over again.

    You might like to read some of the criticism of Matt's CGI decoder that you'll find all over the web. And then incorporate fixes for those problems in your code.

    Two obvious problems that spring to mind:

    * No support for the ';' parameter separator which is now recommended over '&'.

    * No support for multiple parameters with the same name.
    • Why do you think that Matt Wright created the "foreach my $pair (@pairs)" snippet? I wrote it; it appeared in my form-mail program, which was distributed in late 1993 or early 1994.

      Needless to say, this was when HTML forms were still brand new, and having a form that sent e-mail was considered novel. Once forms and CGI were more established, and once there were libraries ( and that parsed parameters for you, why would you ever do it yourself in production code?

      I still have the e-mail f
      • Sorry. You're right. I knew that Matt's program was based on your code. We've discussed it before in email (when I found that UK ISP Demon were still distributing your original program).

        At least Matt now mentions [] the nms versions of these programs on his site. He even distributes slightly altered versions of them, tho' the links are hard to find and he refuses to link directly to our site [].