Perl::CGI Redirect with a Parameter and Access it in the New Page

In PHP it is very common to redirect to a new URL and pass along information such as a 'username.'


   header( 'Location:$username' ) ;


I can then access the value of 'user_name' in 'new_page.php.'

I can not figure out how to do this using perl.

print $cgi->redirect(-uri=>$username, -status=>303 , -cookie => $c );

I've tried using my $username = $cgi->param('user_name'), but it's not printing anything.



You forgot the quotes:

print $cgi->redirect(

Also, remember escape the username before calling redirect:

my $username = escape( $cgi->param('user_name') );

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