Form problem

Hi
I have created a small website with a page for a form. I have set the form up as I usually do and used Forms to Go to create the PHP script.
My problem is that Forms to Go is not recognising the Submit button. This is not a problem I have experienced before. I have named the button Submit in Item Output Setting. I haved tried deleting it and redrawing, closing and re-opening Freeway Pro, closing and re-opening Forms to Go, Updating Forms to Go - pulling my hair out now but that’s not helping either.
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Hi Kevin,
Is the button a graphic or a button and have you checked the inspector palette to make sure it is a submit button? It is quite easy to inadvertently make a submit button just a regular button or a submit image just a regular image without things looking that different.
If you are still stuck post your page online and we’ll take another look.
Regards,
Tim.

On 7 Jun 2012, at 16:31, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi
I have created a small website with a page for a form. I have set the form up as I usually do and used Forms to Go to create the PHP script.
My problem is that Forms to Go is not recognising the Submit button. This is not a problem I have experienced before. I have named the button Submit in Item Output Setting. I haved tried deleting it and redrawing, closing and re-opening Freeway Pro, closing and re-opening Forms to Go, Updating Forms to Go - pulling my hair out now but that’s not helping either.
Regards
Kevin


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Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately is a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it at all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page when clicked on in the web site.
This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but it still don’t work.
Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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Try validating the page at the W3C http://validator.w3.org and see if it’s properly formed. If FTG can’t see the button, it might mean that it is outside of the form container (just floating around in the page) and that’s one possible reason why it doesn’t work.

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately is a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it at all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page when clicked on in the web site.
This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but it still don’t work.
Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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Hi Tim
Just tried that but I’m afraid it was all double dutch to me. I have tried the form two ways:- one where I just inserted the elements on the page and the other where i created a table and inserted the elements into that. How can I tell if the button is 'outside the form. I have also tried using the PHP Feedback Form Action - this did send to a success page but the email never arrived.

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Sorry Walt didn’t realise you had joined. My apologise.
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You mentioned that you’re on a Windows server. Could you try uploading a plain text file containing only these lines (name it something like asdfsdf.php) to your server, then visit it in a browser and see if you get a mail message.

<?php
$address = 'your-email-address-here';
if(mail($address, 'Test message', 'Hope you get this!',
	'From: ' . $address, '-f' . $address)){
	print 'Message sent!';
}else{
	die('An error occurred');
}
?>

See if that does anything.

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:55 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
Just tried that but I’m afraid it was all double dutch to me. I have tried the form two ways:- one where I just inserted the elements on the page and the other where i created a table and inserted the elements into that. How can I tell if the button is 'outside the form. I have also tried using the PHP Feedback Form Action - this did send to a success page but the email never arrived.

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Okay, there seems to be an un-encoded apostrophe at “item8”…

If you don't need to talk and just want the list now go straight to Order Form

With an HTML 4 Transitional DTD, would this be enough for the browser not
to see the closing form tag?


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On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

You mentioned that you’re on a Windows server. Could you try uploading a
plain text file containing only these lines (name it something like
asdfsdf.php) to your server, then visit it in a browser and see if you get
a mail message.

   <?php
   $address = 'your-email-address-here';
   if(mail($address, 'Test message', 'Hope you get this!',
           'From: ' . $address, '-f' . $address)){
           print 'Message sent!';
   }else{
           die('An error occurred');
   }
   ?>

See if that does anything.

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:55 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
Just tried that but I’m afraid it was all double dutch to me. I have
tried the form two ways:- one where I just inserted the elements on the
page and the other where i created a table and inserted the elements into
that. How can I tell if the button is 'outside the form. I have also tried
using the PHP Feedback Form Action - this did send to a success page but
the email never arrived.

Regards
Kevin


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The form action reads only ‘salesform’. Is http://sales-database.co.uk/salesform a valid URL? What does it point to?

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately is a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it at all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page when clicked on in the web site.
This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but it still don’t work.
Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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Walter, I’m unsure about what effect the Javascript in the head section is
having on the page. Pasting the whole page markup into Coda results in the
body section not being recognized, unless I manually separate the closing
script and head tags from the last line of the actual javascript - which is
heavily commented…

//]]>

Are the script comment indicators // correct in that position? The
apostrophe I mention earlier had thrown Coda off as well, but I think now
it was only trying to make sense of the commenting.


Ernie Simpson

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

The form action reads only ‘salesform’. Is
http://sales-database.co.uk/salesform a valid URL? What does it point to?

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately is
a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it at
all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page when
clicked on in the web site.
This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the
PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but it
still don’t work.
Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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The big problem I saw was that the form wasn’t submitting to an actual form handler.

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 9:19 PM, Ernie Simpson email@hidden wrote:

Walter, I’m unsure about what effect the Javascript in the head section is
having on the page. Pasting the whole page markup into Coda results in the
body section not being recognized, unless I manually separate the closing
script and head tags from the last line of the actual javascript - which is
heavily commented…

//]]>

Are the script comment indicators // correct in that position? The
apostrophe I mention earlier had thrown Coda off as well, but I think now
it was only trying to make sense of the commenting.


Ernie Simpson

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

The form action reads only ‘salesform’. Is
http://sales-database.co.uk/salesform a valid URL? What does it point to?

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately is
a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it at
all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page when
clicked on in the web site.
This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the
PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but it
still don’t work.
Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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Yeah, but that is something which Forms To Go works out for you… as long as
it can understand the form. Pasting his page markup into Coda showed some
internal validation problems, which may not be enough to keep the browser
from displaying the page but kill anything more picky.

Maybe I’m running after rabbits…


Ernie Simpson

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

The big problem I saw was that the form wasn’t submitting to an actual
form handler.

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 9:19 PM, Ernie Simpson email@hidden wrote:

Walter, I’m unsure about what effect the Javascript in the head section
is
having on the page. Pasting the whole page markup into Coda results in
the
body section not being recognized, unless I manually separate the closing
script and head tags from the last line of the actual javascript - which
is
heavily commented…

//]]>

Are the script comment indicators // correct in that position? The
apostrophe I mention earlier had thrown Coda off as well, but I think now
it was only trying to make sense of the commenting.


Ernie Simpson

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden
wrote:

The form action reads only ‘salesform’. Is
http://sales-database.co.uk/salesform a valid URL? What does it point
to?

Walter

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Kevin McElligott wrote:

Hi Tim
I have been trying all sorts but nothing works. The button definately
is

a submit button inserted from form items. Forms to go does not show it
at

all in its validation window however it does send you to an error page
when

clicked on in the web site.

This is another issue which I have just tried to resolve but change the
PHP to Windows rather than Unix as the site is on a Windows server but
it

still don’t work.

Any help would be appreciated. the url is:
http://sales-database.co.uk/form.html
Regards
Kevin


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FTG Tutorial here
http://www.bebosoft.com/products/formstogo/overview/226


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