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I've been checking into the two methods of submitting on-line forms. The first and easiest of course being via email. I coded my page that way only to find out that Opera doesn't support it. It works in IE though. :evil:

 

The other being via cgi. I spent three hours this morning using google and couldn't find one decent site that explained how this methods works. Help?

 

TIA

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can you use php? if so i can help.

all you do is write the form like you normally do and have php mail you the info using mail(). if you have php i'll get into specifics later. If not i'll rehash my rusty cgi knowlegde for yah :mystismiles:

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you mean like a "send me an email" page ???

do you have php running , coz I can right something pretty quickyl that will email something to you, if thats what you want.

<?



$title="LOUDAS.COM :: CONTACT";

$title2="Contact :: paul(at)loudas.com";

include("header.php");



// Where to send to?

$email = "paul@loudas.com";



// The subject of the e-mail you get if the form subject has been supplied:

if($subject=="") {

       $subject = "You've got mail from http://loudas.com";

       }

// Thank you message

function ShowThanks($firstname, $lastname, $subject, $from, $message, $REMOTE_HOST, $REMOTE_ADDR)

   {

   global $title2;

   ?>

   <!--//  Main Page Heading -->

   <div class="page-heading"><?=$title2?></div>

   <p class="general-text">

        

   </p>

   <div class="coding-text">

       <span class="coding-text">Thank You. This is the message that was sent</span>

       <br />

       <?

       echo "n$firstname $lastname wrote:n<br />$messagen<br /><br />---------n<br />Came from host: $REMOTE_HOSTn<br />IP Adress: $REMOTE_ADDRn<br />Email Address: $from";

       ?>

   </div>

   <?

   }



$nofirstname = "Your Firstname is required";

$nolastname = "Your Lastname is required";

$nofrom = "Your Email address is required";

$wrongmail = "You've filled in an incorrect Email address, try {your name}@your_internet_provider.com";

$nomessage = "You haven't filled in a message";



function makeTheForm()

   {

   global $era, $erb, $erc, $erd, $ere, $nofirstname, $nolastname, $nofrom, $wrongmail, $nomessage, $HTTP_POST_VARS, $title2;

   ?>

   <!--//  Main Page Heading -->

   <div class="page-heading"><?=$title2?></div>

   <div class="form">

       <form action="contact.php" method="post">

               <fieldset>

                       <legend>Name</legend>

                       <label for="firstname"<? if($era) { echo " class="form-error" title="$nofirstname""; } ?>>

                               First Name:

                               <input name="firstname" id="firstname" value="<?=$HTTP_POST_VARS[firstname]?>" />

                       </label>

                       <label for="lastname"<? if($erb) { echo " class="form-error" title="$nolastname""; } ?>>

                               Last Name:

                               <input name="lastname" id="lastname" value="<?=$HTTP_POST_VARS[lastname]?>" />

                       </label>

               </fieldset>

               <fieldset>

                       <legend>Subject</legend>

                       <label for="subject">

                               Subject:

                               <input name="subject" id="subject" value="<?=$HTTP_POST_VARS[subject]?>" />

                       </label>

               </fieldset>

               <fieldset>

                       <legend>Your Email Address</legend>

                       <label for="from"<? if($erc) { echo " class="form-error" title="$nofrom""; } elseif($erd) { echo " class="form-error" title="$wrongmail""; } ?>>

                               Email Address:

                               <input name="from" id="from" value="<?=$HTTP_POST_VARS[from]?>" />

                       </label>

               </fieldset>

               <fieldset>

                       <legend<? if($ere) { echo " class="form-error" title="$nomessage""; } ?>>Type your message here</legend>

                       <label for="message" id="message-label">

                               <span class="invisible"><input type="hidden" name="send" value="ok" /></span>

                               <textarea name="message" id="message" rows="10" cols="55"><?=$HTTP_POST_VARS[message]?></textarea>

                               <span class="form-buttons"><button type="submit" name=" Send Email ">Send Email</button>

                                  <button type="reset" name=" Clear Form " onclick="LALink('LAcontact');">Clear Form</button></span>

                       </label>

               </fieldset>

       </form>

   </div>

<?

   }



if ($send == "ok") {

       if ($firstname == "") {

               $ok = "false";

               $era = 1;

       }

       if ($lastname == "") {

               $ok = "false";

               $erb = 1;

       }

       if ($from == "") {

               $ok = "false";

               $erc = 1;

       }

       if ($from != "") {

               if (!eregi( "^[_.0-9a-z-]+@([0-9a-z][0-9a-z-]+.)+[a-z]{2,3}$", $from)) {

                       $erd = 1;

                       $ok = "false";

               }

       }

       if ($message == ""){

               $ok= "false";

               $ere = 1;

       }

       if ($ok != "false"){

               mail("$email", "$subject","$firstname $lastname wrote:n$messagenn---------nCame from host: $REMOTE_HOSTnIP Adress: $REMOTE_ADDRnEmail Address: $from", "From: $firstname $lastname <$from>nReply-To: $firstname $lastname <$from>nSender: $firstname $lastname <$from>");

               ShowThanks($firstname, $lastname, $subject, $from, $message, $REMOTE_HOST, $REMOTE_ADDR);

       }

       elseif ($ok == "false") {

               makeTheForm();

       }

}

else {

       makeTheForm();

}



include("footer.php");

?>

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:shock:

 

I'm just learning html, css and a little javascript. I don't know how to use php! :lol:

 

Thanks tho!

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you mean like a "send me an email" page ???

do you have php running , coz I can right something pretty quickyl that will email something to you, if thats what you want.

Now your just showing off. :cheeky:

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You guys are giving him the complex way!!!

 

www.formbuddy.com

 

Sign up there and follow the instructions! Easy!!

 

James

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If you want to submit data through an online form then you need to expand your knowledge.

 

Basically, you can have a form which contains a field which is posted to a server of some sort. E.g. php or asp, or some other kind of server.

 

The html doc can have a form description

 

<form method="post" action="log.con" target="main" name="highlight" onmouseover="highlightButton('start')" onmouseout="highlightButton('end')">

 

and also a field

 

<input type="text" name="pacedate" size="12" value="<%=thedate %>">

 

In my code, I'm referencing theDate, giving it a value. When I generate the serve to the html page, it fills in the contents between the <% %>. After the form is posted (by some user action), the form values are available for the server to process.

 

So to make it this simple. You need a server as code if you want to do dynamic processing of html or processing of submitted forms.

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