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06-03-2005, 07:16 PM
I have built a form and that is as far as I have got!
In the past I have always used a different host for forms but now I have hosting with the ability for me to use my own forms
I know how to build the form structure but I dont know how to send the thing to me, I have picked up bits but not enough.
Can anyone help me or send me in the direction af a good tutorial (I have yet to find an adequate one!)
06-03-2005, 10:18 PM
In the past I have always used a different host for forms but now I have hosting with the ability for me to use my own formsYou can use forms with any host. Do you mean form processing - analysing input and getting some kind of result from it (e-mail, database update, etc)?
I know how to build the form structure but I dont know how to send the thing to meIf you just mean e-mailing the user input to you, then you're looking for a generic form processor. The CGI Resource Index (http://cgi.resourceindex.com/) maintains a large list of existing form processing packages (http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Form_Processing/), including some that are remotely hosted (http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Remotely_Hosted/Form_Processing/).
Though I do love to reinvent the wheel, secure systems like this can be something of a minefield. There are some notorious scripts that allow spammers to hijack scripts for unlimited abuse of other people's SMTP servers, and I'd hate to be someone that accidentally reproduced another.
06-04-2005, 10:10 PM
Yes I do mean form processing, I think I am looking for a pearl script so I can run it through my cgi-bin. I have used remotly hosted in the past but now I am trying to stretch my brain ahem ;)
I'll have a look though those links you provided, Thanks
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