[thelist] old school question

Dan McCullough dmccullough at garnethill.com
Thu Jun 10 12:51:09 CDT 2004

I will suggest that to him.  He asked me to help him out with validating
the form, not knowing much about his site, and that's when I discovered
what he was doing.  I almost wrote him a quick little jobie to handle
it, but decided to let him make the decision.

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On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Dan McCullough wrote:
> Wicked old school don't know why he is doing it this way but its not
> call. Anyway have a friend who has a form and he isn't usually any
> handling except for validation on client side via JavaScript.  Doing a
> simple mail to. Anyway I thought there was a way to submit the form to
> an email address, instead he has it as a mailto which opens an email
> which makes no sense since he is asking people to fill out a form, and
> then they have to then redo the information in the email..
> What was the old way of just submitting a form to an email without
> having to actually open your email client or use a form handler.

The mailto: technique *is* what you're thinking of -- it used to be more
transparent. But bite the bullet and get a real mail form processor.
hosts come with something by default.

More background on using (and why not to use) mailto submission:

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