DemoRedirect - Demo of CGI::Portable sending a redirection header.


Perl Version


Standard Modules


Nonstandard Modules

        CGI::Portable 0.50
        CGI::Portable::AppStatic 0.50


Redirect To A Custom Url In User Query Parameter 'url'

        use strict;
        use warnings;

        require CGI::Portable;
        my $globals = CGI::Portable->new();

        require CGI::Portable::AdapterCGI;
        my $io = CGI::Portable::AdapterCGI->new();
        $io->fetch_user_input( $globals );

        my %CONFIG = ();

        $globals->set_prefs( \%CONFIG );
        $globals->call_component( 'DemoRedirect' );

        $io->send_user_output( $globals );



This Perl 5 object class is part of a demonstration of CGI::Portable in use. It is one of a set of "application components" that takes its settings and user input through CGI::Portable and uses that class to send its user output. This demo module set can be used together to implement a web site complete with static html pages, e-mail forms, guest books, segmented text document display, usage tracking, and url-forwarding. Of course, true to the intent of CGI::Portable, each of the modules in this demo set can be used independantly of the others.


This class does not export any functions or methods, so you need to call them using object notation. This means using Class->function() for functions and $object->method() for methods. If you are inheriting this class for your own modules, then that often means something like $self->method().


main( GLOBALS )

You invoke this method to run the application component that is encapsulated by this class. The required argument GLOBALS is an CGI::Portable object that you have previously configured to hold the instance settings and user input for this class. When this method returns then the encapsulated application will have finished and you can get its user output from the CGI::Portable object.


There are no preferences. Just set the query parameter named "url" to the destination that you want the script to forward you to. However, this module does subclass CGI::Portable::AppStatic, so you can optionally set the high_http_status_code and high_http_window_target preferences that it handles.


Copyright (c) 1999-2004, Darren R. Duncan. All rights reserved. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. However, I do request that this copyright information and credits remain attached to the file. If you modify this module and redistribute a changed version then please attach a note listing the modifications. This module is available "as-is" and the author can not be held accountable for any problems resulting from its use.

I am always interested in knowing how my work helps others, so if you put this module to use in any of your own products or services then I would appreciate (but not require) it if you send me the website url for said product or service, so I know who you are. Also, if you make non-proprietary changes to the module because it doesn't work the way you need, and you are willing to make these freely available, then please send me a copy so that I can roll desirable changes into the main release.

Address comments, suggestions, and bug reports to


perl(1), CGI::Portable, CGI::Portable::AppStatic, CGI::Portable::AdapterCGI.