Jun 23, 2000, 5:10 AM
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Unwanted newlines in cgi output
Periodically, when I test my CGI scripts, an extra newline character is inserted. Of course, I only notice this when the newline gets inserted where it causes damage, such as:
DEN" . . .
which results in a text box appearing on the page, with data I had intended to hide!
I have $| set to 1.
I am using
. . .
in places, but replacing that with a series of print "..." doesn't seem to help (unless perhaps I need to do that through the whole script, which is a lot of work to go through to make a script less readable).
Reloading the page doesn't change things.
If I add text to the output, I can MOVE where the extra newline goes, sometimes to a point where it causes no damage, but not always.
This seems to only be a problem with largish files . . . perhaps hinting at a buffer problem of some sort??
My server is using Netscape-Enterprise/3.6 SP3 software.
I'm running Perl v5.6.0 built for sun4-solaris.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!