Solved

Running script without reloading form

Posted on 1998-10-29
2
160 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have a form with two main sections: one for registration data and one for comments.

I would like the user to be able to submit comments independently of registration. i.e. if a user is having trouble registering he/she can enter a comment, click a Submit Comment button and it will be e-mailed without reloading/refreshing the page, similar to the way that a Reset button resets the form without reloading it. I want
the mailing to be completely transparent to the user.

Is there any way to do this with cgi, or will I have to
use something else like javascript?

Thanks.


Oliver
0
Comment
Question by:oliverp101698
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
rajgn earned 50 total points
ID: 1829357
You can't e-mail any data without submittting the page as you do with Reset button. This is because you've to use some application from server side to send the e-mail which requires a request from the user in the form of submission. For your task, I can suggest you one way. Put registration part and Comments part in seperate frames(you can set border '0' and can make both the frames look like contained in one page). Then you can control both the parts independently. If a user submit any comment, process it on server side to send the email(without disturbing registration part at all)
0
 

Author Comment

by:oliverp101698
ID: 1829358
Thanks rajgn, I had thought of the frames solution myself but
I want to avoid using frames. Anyway, now that I know it can't
be done with a cgi script I can stop rattling my brain about it,
and consider the frames option some more.


Oliver
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Making a simple AJAX shopping cart Couple years ago I made my first shopping cart, I used iframe and JavaScript, it was very good at that time, there were no sessions or AJAX, I used cookies on clients machine. Today we have more advanced techno…
In this tutorial I will show you how to provide a dynamic RTF document on your website generated with data from your database. For this tutorial you will need Microsoft Word or WordPad, WhizBase and Microsoft Access. In this tutorial I will show …
Learn the basics of if, else, and elif statements in Python 2.7. Use "if" statements to test a specified condition.: The structure of an if statement is as follows: (CODE) Use "else" statements to allow the execution of an alternative, if the …
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …

920 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now