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Forms in my eBook

TerryJ I would like to add a newsletter subscription form within my eBook. I have added some form code to my HTML file with ACTION property = "#!subscribe.as"

My 'subscribe.as' is -


The error message I get is from the formcapture.pl programs saying "no form data".

How do I pass the form field values from FSET to the formcapture.pl program? Is there anything else I am missing? .... is there life on Mars?



Posted on: 11:32 am on May 4, 2002
EBookCompiler No you don't need to do all that scripting if you are processing the form on your web server.

The FSET and so on are if you want to process the forms within the client (the user who has the ebook on his computer)

I would just make a normal HTML form that links to your subscription form and paste that into your ebook

example something like:

<FORM ACTION="http://www.tell-me-how.com/cgi-bin/arplus/formcapture.pl" METHOD="POST" TARGET=_blank>
Your name
etc etc etc

For CGI forms, you just use normal HTML code.  The only trick is to put TARGET=_blank inside the starting <FORM> tag or  to go to Edit User Interface and uncheck "Automatically open Internet links in a new window" in Edit User Interface

Posted on: 1:59 pm on May 4, 2002

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