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A client has a website hosted with a company that ceased supporting Front Page.
http://www.eidnesfurs.com

Their "order securely" link goes to:
https://icanfixi1.securesites.net/online_order_form.htm

When you click on the submit button, 404 error.
I'm not familiar (at all) with Front Page.
Here's the submit code  (I think):

<form method="post" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='../../_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit="">
    <input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0">

A Table...

Submit Button:
<input name="Submit1" type="submit" value="submit"><input name="Reset1" type="reset" value="reset">

Any idea what I can do to make the submit button work? Would I use JavaScript?

Thanks
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Are you publishing the site from your local computer to the server?

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Is this site being hosted on GoDaddy (GoDaddy and FrontPage Forms

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FrontPage Form Errors might help as well.

A Frontpage form needs to be published to the website, otherwise, it usually will not work properly.  

Also, noticing that the secure URL is different from the URL - chances are it will not work since you cannot publish to the secure URL.  You will probably need to see what language (PHP, ASP, .NET) can be used and then use that.   Since a Frontpage form is not "secure" in any means - most people use it to email the data to the owner.  
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1. Yes, publishing the page from my local computer to the server. The page was working for years. Previous web designer did the original work. I'm just trying to fix this problem until the owner finds a more permanent solution.
2. Not on GoDaddy, on Verisign
3. Thanks for the links. They helped me realize that there is NOTHING I can do to get the form to work the way it did using the FrontPage existing commands.

You're right about "emailing the data to the owner". When the submit button is selected, an email is sent to the owner and the page is redirected to a "thank you" web page.

I think the hosting is on a linux server so most likely PHP will work.

Is there a way, using PHP code, to do this same thing?
1. Send an email of the form that is currently there (in all its FrontPage splendor) to the owner and
2. Redirect to a thank you page?

Would I have to build a new form?

Jena
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Yes, there is PHP code to e-mai the results - there is a category on this forum (PHP.

When you took over the site - how did you get the site?  Did you publish from the server to your computer or did you grab the data via FTP?  If so, that is where the problem is.  I would recommend creating a small Frontpage form - publish it to the settings and bringing it up on the secure site.  The FP form only needs to have one input to test it.  If this works, chances are the form is corrupt.  FP forms are finicky and when corrupted it is usually easier to just re-create the form.
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