Training, Open Source computer languages
PerlPHPPythonMySQLApache / TomcatTclRubyJavaC and C++LinuxCSS 
Search for:
Home Accessibility Courses Diary The Mouth Forum Resources Site Map About Us Contact
Python, Lua and Tcl - public course schedule [here]
Private courses on your site - see [here]
Please ask about maintenance training for Perl, PHP, Java, C, C++, Ruby, MySQL and Linux / Tomcat systems
Linebreaking in html

Posted by TedH (TedH), 15 May 2006
Hi guys,

I think this is CRLF problem but not sure how to handle it.
A file is written to in Perl and looks like this:

The file is read and imported to an HTML file using SSI
open (MNU,$alist);
print "<a href='$urlsite/index.html'>Home</a> ";
foreach $otherfile (@lines) {
print "<a href='$urlsite/$otherfile.html'>$otherfile</a> ";

It should be this:
<a href='pagetwo.html'>pagetwo</a> <a href='pagethree.html'>pagethree</a>

but on view source reads like this

<a href=pagetwo
</a> <a href=pagethree
.html onFocus=if(this.blur)this.blur()>pagethree

Result is that the links do not work. I can foresee problems occuring between systems viewing the webpage (Windows, Linux, MAC) all of which have different ways of reading linebreaks.

I do not have any \n's present and can only conclude this is a result of Unix linebreaks (when file is written) and Windows (or Mac) interpretation in their respective browsers.

Is there a simple way to over come this?

Hope you can shed some light,
cheers - Ted

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 15 May 2006
on 05/15/06 at 21:39:09, TedH wrote:
Is there a simple way to over come this?

Yes, replace

As you read in the file, you're reading a new line sequence too. The chomp function will strip trailing new lines off the end of every element of a list.

Posted by TedH (TedH), 15 May 2006
Hi Graham, I feel really embarrassed. I had thought of that and dismissed the idea with a, "Naw, it'll be a lot more complicated than that." - so didn't try it  

I've been messing about with this CMS script and everything I've done has ended up with obscurities and strange (to me) solutions and figured this was just another one.

Thanks - Ted

This page is a thread posted to the opentalk forum at and archived here for reference. To jump to the archive index please follow this link.

You can Add a comment or ranking to this page

© WELL HOUSE CONSULTANTS LTD., 2018: Well House Manor • 48 Spa Road • Melksham, Wiltshire • United Kingdom • SN12 7NY
PH: 01225 708225 • FAX: 01225 793803 • EMAIL: • WEB: • SKYPE: wellho