Re: [NH] Need help with HTML form
> > Have You ever heard about this phenomenon? Did I make a glitch,
> > could it happen in certain configurations?Grant:
> The problem with using mailto is with some email clients.That seems to be exactly the problem.
> Some email clients do not transfer the form data to the email body.
It looks like a HTML-only solution is not possible. Phooey! But in
the long run, we'll go for cgi, anyway, because we'd like to have the
quiz evaluated right away.
> >Wonder why the users send a message if they canWatch it. . . I'm a user most of the time. ;-)
> > see that it's empty???
>Because they're stupid :-)))
>No, I guess they just don't see the mailMaybe I've never filled in a mailto form. I couldn't resist so I filled in
>(Outlook Express sends them immediately, and Netscape doesn't even
>show them in the outbox. And they just think everything's ok and
>taken care of (as it should be).
yours. Dora gave me several warnings and the option to see the text before
it was sent. Good Dora. Is 2_1=1119 and 2_2=1107 right?
>I'm afraid that won't do. German users generally disapprove of spam,No, no. The users won't get a single email. You will get maybe a newsletter
>and MDs are probably even more negative. Right now, we've decided to
>provide a pdf to print and send by snail, until we can provide a
>reliable cgi-based solution. We're dreaming of a script that also
>evaluates the form for us ...
a week or nothing at all and the forms sent to you will maybe have a few
lines added to them. Nothing worse than that.
Do you have access to CGI on your server? If so why don't you install a
script? BNBForm is a mainly copy and paste one. Even I got it to work in
less than an hour, you'll fix it in half that time.
http://www.bignosebird.com/cgi.shtml. Or is the problem that you don't have
CGI? PDF, tsssssss. :-)
- Hi Rudi,
>in the long run, we'll go for cgi, anyway, because we'd like to havethe quiz evaluated right away.
If your web servers have PHP or will let you load PHP, you may want
to consider a simpler alternative to CGI. Usually delivers faster too.
> > >Wonder why the users send a message if they canAaargh! I didn't mean it like that! Just mocking the arrogance of
> > > see that it's empty???
> >Because they're stupid :-)))
> Watch it. . . I'm a user most of the time. ;-)
> Maybe I've never filled in a mailto form. I couldn't resist so Ifilled in
> yours. Dora gave me several warnings and the option to see the textbefore
> it was sent. Good Dora. Is 2_1=1119 and 2_2=1107 right?U-huh. I couldn't use true/false as values (would have made cheating
easy), so I used numeric 6 different values that are assigned to
true/false. Kind of dumb. In a script, there will probably be a hash
file with something like
> No, no. The users won't get a single email. You will get maybe anewsletter
> a week or nothing at all and the forms sent to you will maybe havea few
> lines added to them. Nothing worse than that.Hmm. This doesn't sound bad. I don't mind getting spammed a bit; I
just wouldn't want to have the users bothered.
> Do you have access to CGI on your server? If so why don't youinstall a
> script?Yes, we have CGI access. And there definitely will be a script, after
the bad experience with the HTML form mail.
> BNBForm is a mainly copy and paste one. Even I got it to work inUhmm, that sets a high standard (sweat!). I just d'loaded BNBForm,
> less than an hour, you'll fix it in half that time.
but I also got loads of other form2mail-scripts. I was gonna install
them, but then developped the ambition to come up with an all-in-one
solution (form evaluation), and decided to go for the simplest
> PDF, tsssssss. :-)(blush) Well, er ... an even simpler solution