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Can you post the code?
That's where the answer lies.
I assume you're using regular HTML or XHTML pages, and not a dynamic format like php or Coldfusion? In that case, your forms unfortunately don't actually DO anything until you pair them with a form handling script. There are many free options available, if you just want simple functionality like having the form contents emailed to you. This is a pretty good explanation:
One: url to the form page.
Two: details of what serverside scripting is being used to process the form
otherwise, it's what you've got. Fail.
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There are only two ways to process form data -
1. Use mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org as the action of the form
2. Use a server-side scripting method to a) harvest the form's data, b)
process it in some manner, e.g., enter it into a database, c) formulate and
send an email to one or more email recipients, and d) redirect the visitor
to some ending page
Method 1 is quite simple, and is also the least reliable. It depends both
on your visitor having an email client already installed on their computer -
this eliminates public computers, or home users without email clients
installed (more and more it seems) - and on the installed email client
the mailto call. It is not possible to use this method *and* send the
visitor to a
thank you page as well.
Method 2a is the preferred method, since it eliminates the problems of
1, but it means that you have to grapple with server-scripting somehow (ASP,
CF, PHP, perl, etc.).
Method 2b would be to use some third-party form processing, like
You would have to decide which of these methods is best for your needs,
but if it's Method 2a, then start by asking your host what they provide for
processing. If it's 2b, then read their FAQ/instructions carefully.
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"dsterlinjustin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Well I built a web form on my page, and when I filled it out it didn't
> the data but showed me an error. I am unaware of how to make my form work.
> help on this would be greatly apreciated. Thank you.
> D Sterlin
Thank you for all the help provided for this...I am just a bit confused about the information I am to enter to make my form live.
I filled out the form name and the method post for each item of my form...but what I don't understand is if I have to place an action for each of the items on my form. And is this the action that is provided by Godaddy or do I find it somewhere else?
I am still a bit confused but the information provided has been very helpful thank you.
>but what I don't understand is if I have to place an action for each of the items on my form
No, the only action you need is within the form tag. The action should the path to a script. GD does supply scripts for a variety of the server side scripting languages they 'support' (note the air quotes).
thank you very much.