[ic] variables

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Fri Jul 29 18:15:51 EDT 2005

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, JT Justman wrote:

>> Okay this should be easy, but I don't know enough about Interchange or Perl.
>> I'm just trying to make a basic variable that I can put into some html code,
>> this is what I'm trying to do:
>> [perl]
>> $site = "icdevgroup";
>> return $site;
>> [/perl]
>> <html>
>> <a href="www.$site.org">ICDEVGROUP.ORG</a>
>> </html>
>> I can't get this to work, anyone have any idea on how I should go about
>> this. Sorry for the basic question.
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
> Hi, Brian. Maybe I can help you get on the right track.
> Variables that you define within a [perl] tag only exist within that
> tag.

That's actually not true ... variables not otherwise scoped are 
auto-created package variables visible throughout the page. This works 

     $site = "icdevgroup";

<a href="http://www.[calcn] $site [/calcn].org">ICDEVGROUP.ORG</a>

I'm not recommending this technique for this scenario, but it does work 
and occasionally has its uses.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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