die, was (Re: CGI email)

Sander van Zoest sander at mp3.com
Sat Feb 26 00:17:35 CST 2000

On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, C. Abney wrote:

> > Presumably, you are talking more about the "die" statement's 
> > output.  Yes, the "yipes!" output would NOT make a browser very 
> > happy.  
> wtf???  Where the heck is die printing, anyway?  And why doesn't this
> work like (I think) it should?:

any Carp() will be output to STDERR which in the case of a cgi script the
error log. Any STDOUT by default would go to the web client, although
this might not always be the case (mod_perl might not, unless you
are using Apache::Registry () )

You might want to look into CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrower) which is great
on a dev server where you want to see these messages. Alternatively
you can look into the Apache ScriptLog directive to debug your CGI 
scripts. CGI::Carp will provide the appropriate Content-Type header
to make browers happy. 

Usually the server prints a "500 Internal Server Error" status and 
doesn't print your broken script output to the user for security reasons.

For modperl info see http://perl.apache.org/guide/porting.html#die_and_mod_perl

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