[thelist] Emailing Forms

Joe Crawford joe at artlung.com
Mon Feb 11 18:55:01 CST 2002

> > ><form method="post" action="mailto:me at myemail.bigu.edu"
> >Works ok here. I did not send it but it put the result in my outbox
> > to be sent.
> Ok ... Thanks guys. Is there away around that if you don't have a
> default email set up on your computer?

If there's no facility in the browser or communication with a mail agent,
this type of action will indeed fail.

This is why that kind of form action is a bad idea.

The other is that the warning message that comes with email submission is
always super-draconian (to my eye).

Server-side is the way to go, more reliable than relying on the
browsers/OS configuration being right.


	- Joe
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