in reply to CGI Error Handling

A lot depends on the error -- an application level error (bad user input, unavailable resource, etc) I usually handle with my own exception handling routines. Fatal exceptions I usually dump into the web server using somehting like CGI::Carp. It also lets you print error messages to the browser screen, but this shouldn't be done for a production, just as a debugging tool.

-- Brett

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Re: Re: CGI Error Handling
by uwevoelker (Pilgrim) on Dec 10, 2001 at 18:07 UTC
    I mean application level error. How does your own exception handling routine look like?
    I usually write a database-abstraction-layer (and plan to write a general modul for this purpose). I'm not sure how I should handle errors that occur in this layer. Should the script specify an error template and the database-layers shows this page if an error occurs? Or should the database-layer only return a false value and stores the errortext/-code in a datastructure? The script then can retrieve this errortext and prints the errortemplate.