[thelist] posting forms

BT Bigpant bigpant at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 7 07:14:01 CST 2002

Just to clarify, are you using something like
<form action="mailto:abc at xyz.com"... ?

The problem is definitely a MIME mixup, and could well be the way the
variables are being passed. You could try a javascript function to grab all
the values of the form elements and format it in the following ways:
1) append = URLEncode("var1:value\nvar2:value\n...") add this to an
open("url.com?append") in a hidden frame, or whatever;
2) append = same, but put this into a second form with a single hidden input
field, and submit that form instead.

Don't submit the original form for either of these.

If this doesn't work, you should try server scripting.

Phil Parker

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I am sending forms from a website via email.

I know its much better to use a cgi script but bare with me.

When I set the form to email me (on  Mac Outlook) I get the fields in a nice

field2=blah blah

When I send them to my client on his PC he gets an attachment in some
obscure format.

Do I have any control (client-side) over how he gets the info or is it down
to his PC/server

Chris Price  ;o)

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