status is not showing anything
That is because you're making stuff up :)
As CGI (and Ovids CGI Course ) documents, no CGI functions print stuff, they just return values, you have to print stuff yourself
$ perl -MCGI -le " CGI->html(q/hello/) "
$ perl -MCGI -le " print CGI->html(q/hello/) "
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