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I'm looking for a way to present a contract on a website and enable customers to agree to it by submitting their digital signature. I assume this is doable, but I'm hoping it can be done using the standard web languages (php, javascript, html) instead of Java.

I've been searching the web and EE for this, but I'm just a web developer and basic php programmer, and everything I find is just a bit over my head.

Is there a way? Maybe even a simple way? Thanks!
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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
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Yes, this is subject to the UETA.  I think this was a law from Bill Clinton's administration.  Whenever you check a box that says, "I agree to the terms and conditions" you're using the UETA to make a contractual agreement.

A simple checkbox that is appropriately captioned is probably enough.  If you want a little bit more structure, you might ask them to enter their initials or type the name into a "signature" box.  There is no legal requirement to capture a visual representation of a handwritten signature.

Information on how to handle checkboxes with current WWW technologies:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_5450-Common-Sense-Examples-Using-Checkboxes-with-HTML-JavaScript-and-PHP.html
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by:Jonathan Greenberg
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Hi, Ray. Thanks so much for your very helpful answer! I may want to inquire a little further on the topic, but, if so, I'll do so in a new question.

Regards,
Jon
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Thanks for the points, Jon.  Best regards, ~Ray
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