Forms and Email

Philip De Lisle (pdelisle@lamaura.com)
Thu, 20 Apr 1995 18:01:00 GMT


From: Philip De Lisle <pdelisle@lamaura.com>
Subject:  Forms and Email
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 18:01:00 GMT
Message-Id: <950420230122397@lamaura.com>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org


This may be a slightly bizarre question given the expertise of people on
this list, and the resources that you all have to hand, but here goes <g>

We have rented web space provider's computer and access it via PP/SLIP. We
want an option to allow users of our commercial software to register via
this page if they want. We have written the form to get this info but now
the problem starts.

I want the info sent to me as email but I can't work out how to do this.
>From the various html pages about forms I've read everything, expects you to
post to a server running a C or perl program to manipulate the data.

Is there a POST command that I can set up to email the entry database to me
without going via a server program, or must I write a perl script? If the
latter, can someone point me at a decent perl primer (preferably an html
document as I don't fancy spending $35 just for this one thing <G>)?

Better yet, has anyone done this? And if so, can I steal your form/perl
script to use as an example?

TIA

Phil

Philip de Lisle               Email  : pdelisle@lamaura.com
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