CGI script debugger

The script testcgi.pl lets you see what information your browser is sending to a CGI script, and presents the information back in a form that lets you debug a CGI script offline. This may be useful for situations where you have no access to the Webserver error log, or you just want to develop a script under a debugger.

Below is an example form, using methods of GET and POST. POST is preferred for longer input, since some systems may impose a byte limit on input for GET. GET is preferred where one wishes to bookmark the URL including the query values.

Note that the Jot input only works with a few browsers (Mosaic for X11) - it allows you to draw a picture and send that, like entering data on a pen-based palmtop. Image input does not work properly on some browsers.

Demo form with METHOD=POST

TEXT :

Hidden :

Select :

Textarea :

Jot (X-11 Mosaic)

Image:

Radio:


Demo form with METHOD=GET

TEXT :

Hidden :

Select :

Textarea :

Jot (X-11 Mosaic)

Image:

Radio: