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# 1  
Old 10-25-2009
how preserve the content of the text box

I have used get method in my form and retrieving the content of text box in
$value using:
Code:
$buffer = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};
($name,$value)=split(/=/,$buffer);

Now I want to preserve my text box:
I had tried:
Code:
print "<form action='/cgi-bin/abcd.cgiv' method='get'>";
  print "<input name='search' size =30 value='$value'>";
print "<\/form>";

Now wen i write therock'ravi

the text box only shows therock and it removes everything after ' (including ')..

any solution...

thanx
# 2  
Old 10-25-2009
Hi.

Not sure. Is that a single quote in your input?

Perhaps you need to use "addslashes" on $value to escape that.
# 3  
Old 10-25-2009
Can you please elaborate it coz I've tried everything...

---------- Post updated at 06:58 AM ---------- Previous update was at 06:45 AM ----------

I think we use addslashes in php...
there is no such thing in perl....

pls help me out..
thanx
# 4  
Old 10-25-2009
Hi.

Sorry, I thought it was PHP. I do need new glasses Smilie

My meaning was to escape the single quote:

i.e.
Code:
$value =~ s/'/\\'/g;


Last edited by Scott; 10-25-2009 at 10:17 AM.. Reason: I didn't even read your original post properly. Maybe I need new eyes instead!
# 5  
Old 10-25-2009
Its printing '
But now its not working for "

I even tried:

Code:
$value =~ s/"/\\"/g;

But not working...

---------- Post updated at 07:19 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:17 AM ----------

Sorry..
Its displaying \ in the place of '
after trying
Code:
$value =~ s/'/\\'/g

;
# 6  
Old 10-25-2009
Try the HTML code for '
Code:
value =~ s/'/& #39;/g

(without the space between & and #)
# 7  
Old 10-25-2009
Its working...
thanx a lot scottn...

But now it created another problem:
when I type therock&quot;
I get therock" in my text box..

Still my text box is not totally preserved...

pls help me out..

thanx

Last edited by therockravi; 10-25-2009 at 07:12 PM..

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