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Old 12-06-2007
Hey Perl Gurus

Hey guys im trying to get this if statement to work and i dont know whats wrong. can anybody help?

print " $author validation correct"
print " The AUTHOR -> $author <- is invalid please re-enter <a href=../assig1/ index.html>Click Here</a>";

it says it has a syntax error near the double amphisan but i dont know how how else to join to conditions in an if statement

any help is appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2007
should be

if( ( $author=~/\A[a-z]+\Z/i ) && ( length($author) !=0 ) )

similar comment for elsif

Last edited by matrixmadhan; 12-06-2007 at 10:04 AM.. Reason: elsif comment
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