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Re: Encoding/compress CGI GET parametersby em (Scribe)
|on Jan 18, 2001 at 04:10 UTC ( #52643=note: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
How about a non perl solution?
A lot of mail clients will do the right thing if a URL is enclosed in < >.
Meaning you email the URL as:
If you still need to cut down the length of the URL, I would still look at just passing a session key with the URL and then doing a database lookup based on the key.
Also, rather than building the key lookup into the main cgi script, I suggest that you write a generic redirect script that does the look up.
Meaning, you send <http://www.server.com/cgi-bin/redir.pl?KKDIS47> and the script does a database look on KKDIS47 and then redirects to http://www.server.com/cgi-bin/script/script.plParam1=Value&Param2=value&Param3=value
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