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Hi everyone,

I'm just your reamweaver guy who makes basic sites and can do some flash things and design and stuff. But one thing that is really starting to be a hinderence to me are forms

I can set them up in dreamweaver. I can't get the dam things to work. I've heard and seen CGI scripts but they scare me!

HELP!!!

Basic language if you please!!!

Cheers

Spike
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http://www.geekstogo...st=0


check that out for starters

Need more clarity just let me know :tazz:
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Hey!

Top banana that kid! thank you very much!

I am forever in your debt!
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It doesn't seem to want to work, I've played with the html, am I doin anything significantally wrong with it?

It's for a client.

www.electricsketch.com/contact1.htm click on 'Click here for an enquiry form!' I know the layout looks crap, just want it working first!
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let me see your html code...please :tazz:
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Hello:

You're in luck! I think your problem will be easy to solve. Try changing the extension of your page from .htm to .asp. You'll want to use the .asp extension for the form and, if you have one, the confirmation page.

asp = active server page

Hope this helps. Let us know what you come up with. :tazz:

I checked your code....everything else seems to be OK. ;)
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Try this:

<form method="POST" action="cgi-bin/FormMail.pl">
<input type=hidden name="recipient" value="spike_c@hotmail.com">
<input type=hidden name="redirect" value="www.electricsketch.com">
<input type=hidden name="print_config" value="realname,company,title,reason,details,number,email">
<input type=hidden name="print_blank_fields" value="1">
<tr>

  <td width="124"><div align="right">Name::</div></td>
  <td width="10" align="right"
valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td>
  <td width="909" align="left">
  <input type=text name="realname" style="background:f9f9f9"
></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td><div align="right">Company::</div></td>
  <td align="right"
valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
  <td align="left"><input type="text" name="company"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
  <td><div align="right">Title::</div></td>
  <td align="right"
valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
  <td align="left"><input type="text" name="title"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td><div align="right">
    <p>Reason for contact:</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>

    <p>: </p>
  </div></td>
  <td align="right"
valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
  <td align="left"><select name="reason" size="6">
    <option>Exhibition Design</option>
    <option>Retail Design</option>
    <option>Interior Design</option>

    <option>Animations</option>
    <option>3D Modelling</option>
    <option>Illustrations</option>
  </select></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td><div align="right">Any further detials? </div></td>
  <td align="right"
valign="top">&nbsp;</td>

  <td align="left"><textarea name="details"></textarea></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td><div align="right">Telephone Number:</div></td>
  <td align="right"
valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
  <td align="left"><input type="text" name="number"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td width="124"><div align="right">Email:</div></td>
  <td width="10" align="right"
valign="top"><div align="left"></div></td>

  <td width="909" align="left">
  <input type=text name="email"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td width="124">&nbsp;</td>
  <td width="10" align="right" valign="top"> </tr>
<tr>
  <td width="124">&nbsp;</td>
  <td width="10" align="right">&nbsp;</td>
  <td width="909" align="left" colspan="2">

<input type="submit" value="submit"></td>
</tr>
</form>



The values that I changed are bold.
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Hi,

Tried both of these options and I'm still getting the same result!

Sorry to be a pain, any other suggestions?

Spike
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perhaps your host doesnt support cgi scripts. Check with your host.


may want to try php mailer. Check this out at phpfreaks.com
http://www.phpfreaks...iling-Lists.php
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Thanks again!
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Spike :

Still having problems? I'm curious as to whether your problem was as suggested...your hosting service doesn't allow use of cgi-bin, PHP, Perl, etc..

There are a lot of very good forms out there that are free and do work, provided your host allows their use. I use a free MailForm service that I got out of a book. :tazz:

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To be honest with you I've not checked it out, I've picked up a client recently and they need a website asap. So a bit busy with them!

I'm hosting using 1-2-3.co.uk i think
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