in reply to Inserting javascript into perl script

Another way to approach it if you're using is like this...

$query = new CGI; print $query->header; $JSCRIPT=<<END; // Ask a silly question function riddle_me_this() { var r = prompt("What walks on four legs in the morning, " + "two legs in the afternoon, " + "and three legs in the evening?"); response(r); } // Get a silly answer function response(answer) { if (answer == "man") alert("Right you are!"); else alert("Wrong! Guess again."); } END print $query->start_html(-title=>'The Riddle of the Sphinx', -script=>$JSCRIPT);

...which I lifted straight from perldoc CGI.