jamiel has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

imagine that I have a document named finalgrades.html located at and it contains the following text:

<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <b>Guy 1</b>, grade: 100<br> <b>Guy 2</b>, grade: 70<br> <b>Guy 3</b>, grade: 98<br> </body> </html>

I want a perl script ( to make a CGI ) which takes the values after "grade:" and before "<b>" for the line containing a name that I coose (for example "Guy 1"), and prints it to the screen when running it as a CGI on my webpage, something like this:

<html> <head> <title>CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PARTICIPANT Guy 1</title> </head> <body> <h1>Guy 1</h1> Has just got a "100" as a grade for this Seminar. Congratulations!!!<br> </body> </html>

edited: Sun Aug 3 15:19:23 2003 by jeffa - formatting, linkafied link edited: Mon Mar 13 10:25:23 2006 by jamiel - formatting, spelling, etc...