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How can I have a forms submit button mail the data to the appropriate person and then jump to a new webpage?
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by:Jagar
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You could probably do it using MSMQ (Microsoft Messaging Queue), but I've never used this, so can't provide examples, buts its a pplace for you to start if no one can provide examples
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by:bernfarr
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You can probably do it by having an onsubmit javascript function. Be aware that some browsers specifically check for a form that sends mail and warns the user, so it may cause some angst for your users.
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by:MasseyM
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What you would need to do is create a CGI program that would take the input the user sent and then send a "redirection" header back.. This would redirect the page to another location..
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by:sybe
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Create 2 forms, one that is mailed, and one that is posted. You can make one of the forms completely hidden.

Then comparable to bernfarr's suggestion, make a submit button that calls a Javascript which will submit the 2 forms.

It will only work in javascript enabled browsers, but that's the majority of browsers.



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by:BoB
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Can I have an example javascript to do this?  I don't have cgi available to me on my server.
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by:BoB
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I'm looking for a little more than just "use a cgi program."  Could you please give me an example preferably in javascript.

BoB
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<form name="mailform" action="mailto:who@where.com" ENCTYPE="text/plain">

</form>

<form action="newpage.htm">

<input type="submit" onClick="SendMail()">

</form>


<script>
function SendMail() {
  document.mailform.submit();
  return true;
}
</script>
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