Solved

cgi email form needing result viewer

Posted on 1997-05-25
4
155 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have an CGI email form on my homepage and when i get the results, i don't have a way of viewing them.  Is there such a program to view them?  Thanks.  A page to view these forms is www.innernet.net/warnockm/musicsurvey.html
0
Comment
Question by:warnockm
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:warnockm
ID: 1828098
also, check www.innernet.net/warnockm/survey.html for other example of my forms
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mjsmith032997
ID: 1828099
Well. without knowing the format of the output of your CGI, then I don't know how we can help you.If you are talking about the action=mailto:..... then there are programs to convert the mail. One is called 'mailto: Formatter'
0
 

Author Comment

by:warnockm
ID: 1828100
Format?  I don't know what you mean by that.  I have the CGI mailto:  if thats what you mean, ill try to find that program and see if its what i need
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Trevor013097 earned 10 total points
ID: 1828101
You are using the mailto method to send your form data to an e-mail address and this is a Netscape HTML method and not a CGI.  CGI means Common Gateway Interface and is a program which resides on the server.  This program then receives data and processes it carry out whatever functions have been declared.

You need to get hold of a mailto string converter as the data sent by the mailto method is sent as an ASCII string which is very difficult to read.  SOmething like Form Reader should do the job.

Bear in mind that the mailto method only works with Netscape browsers and is not supported by MSIE.

Hope this helps

0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever wondered how to display how many visitors you have online. In this tutorial I will show you an easy but effective way to display the number of online visitors in WhizBase. In this article I assume you have read my previous articles and know …
Batch, VBS, and scripts in general are incredibly useful for repetitive tasks.  Some tasks can take a while to complete and it can be annoying to check back only to discover that your script finished 5 minutes ago.  Some scripts may complete nearly …
Learn the basics of modules and packages in Python. Every Python file is a module, ending in the suffix: .py: Modules are a collection of functions and variables.: Packages are a collection of modules.: Module functions and variables are accessed us…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question