Passing Text Area Data to CGI Program in Python

TEXTAREA element is used when multiline text has to be passed to the CGI Program.


Here is example HTML code for a form with a TEXTAREA box −

<form action = "/cgi-bin/" method = "post" target = "_blank">
<textarea name = "textcontent" cols = "40" rows = "4">
Type your text here...
<input type = "submit" value = "Submit" />

The result of this code is the following form −

Below is textarea.cgi script to handle input given by web browser −

# Import modules for CGI handling
import cgi, cgitb
# Create instance of FieldStorage
form = cgi.FieldStorage()
# Get data from fields
if form.getvalue('textcontent'):
   text_content = form.getvalue('textcontent')
   text_content = "Not entered"
print "Content-type:text/html\r\n\r\n"
print "<html>"
print "<head>";
print "<title>Text Area - Fifth CGI Program</title>"
print "</head>"
print "<body>"
print "<h2> Entered Text Content is %s</h2>" % text_content
print "</body>"