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Or, since you're using already to parse your form variables (of course you are, right!?), you can just use its escapeHTML function, too:

use CGI; my $q=CGI->new(); $file_loc="$sorc"; $whattoread = fopen($file_loc, "r"); $file_contents=fread($whattoread, filesize($file_loc)); fclose($whattoread); print $q->header(); print $q->pre($q->escapeHTML($file_contents));

which allows you to display your HTML very reliably, without IE idiotically second-guessing your mime-types. Plus, you can wrap this in whatever real HTML you like.


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In reply to Re: how to force HTML to display as text by Hero Zzyzzx
in thread how to force HTML to display as text by Summers_Azin_pr0n

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

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