Forms To Go ignores form

I have a page with a simple form. When I try to select the published page with Forms To Go it tells me “HTML file does not contain an HTML form or fields”. Has FTG lost it’s mind (like me)? I must be missing something obvious.

You can take a look at the form page if you wish. http://zanegerson.com/contactZane.html


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The page doesn’t seem to be set up as a form, no form tags method or
action, you will need these before you will be able to submit a form.

HTH

On Jun 29, 2008, at 10:35 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

I have a page with a simple form. When I try to select the published
page with Forms To Go it tells me “HTML file does not contain an
HTML form or fields”. Has FTG lost it’s mind (like me)? I must be
missing something obvious.


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That much I figured out. Why is Freeway not generating the form tags is more precisely the question? Following the tutorial that Paul put together result in what you see.


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Are you using any actions on the page? Some remove the form tag.

Joe

On 29 Jun 2008, at 23:01, chuckamuck wrote:

That much I figured out. Why is Freeway not generating the form tags
is more precisely the question? Following the tutorial that Paul put
together result in what you see.


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Are you using any actions on the page? Some remove the form tag.

The only page action used it Upload Stuff which was used to get the php output from Forms To Go into the site folder. I used Form Element Styler on the form elements themselves. That’s it. Neither of these should affect the form tags…should they?


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On a side note, on looking through the list of Actions under the Edit menu there are some form related items that do not show up anywhere. They are in the Standard/Other folders.


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How did you actually add the form tags to the page?

Through an action or Page>Form Setup

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The form fields were drawn on the page as usual. Form Setup was set to POST and the action is set to the script created with Forms To Go. That’s it.


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Ok, I just went back and booted up Freeway 4 and tried the same process with a simple two field form with a submit button. Works exactly as advertised with Forms To Go.

So why does Forms To Go recognize Freeway 4 html form and not Freeway 5?


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Hi
There are differences between Freeway 4’s form output and Freeway 5’s and FTG falls over.

Just dug out my email exchange with Bebosoft on this issue. FTG does not see text fields (it sees all other form elements) as the type attribute is not published by Freeway 5 (it was in FW4). In text fields, it is not actually necessary as this is the default for form elements.

So, select your text field, and go to Item>Extended. Click the New button. Enter
“type” (with no quotes) as the name
and
“text” as the value (Again no quotes)

Publish and see how FTG behaves. I have pointed out to the FTG people that the W3C specs don’t expect this for a text field. Hopefully a future fix for FTG will remove this need.


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I wrote an Action recently which will automate this fix, and
Softpress have added the corrections it makes to their wish list for
future versions. See more here: <http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/
35338>

Walter

On Jun 30, 2008, at 4:13 AM, Paul wrote:

Hi
There are differences between Freeway 4’s form output and Freeway
5’s and FTG falls over.


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So, select your text field, and go to Item>Extended. Click the New button. Enter
“type” (with no quotes) as the name
and
“text” as the value (Again no quotes)

Publish and see how FTG behaves.

It doesn’t behave. I did try this and got no love.


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On 30 Jun 2008, 1:01 pm, waltd wrote:

I wrote an Action recently which will automate this fix, and
Softpress have added the corrections it makes to their wish list for
future versions. See more here:

Thanks Walter. I had actually booked marked that but forgot about it. However…it didn’t help at all. Applied it to the form page and Forms To Go still ignores it.


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Could you please pastie[1] me the code that FTG creates? I can
probably see better what it is expecting when you do that. Be sure
that you apply the Action, publish the page (use the Control-key-
hidden option Publish Everything), and then set FTG to work on the
updated form code.

Thanks,

Walter

  1. http://pastie.caboo.se

On Jun 30, 2008, at 10:27 AM, chuckamuck wrote:

On 30 Jun 2008, 1:01 pm, waltd wrote:

I wrote an Action recently which will automate this fix, and
Softpress have added the corrections it makes to their wish list for
future versions. See more here:

Thanks Walter. I had actually booked marked that but forgot about
it. However…it didn’t help at all. Applied it to the form page
and Forms To Go still ignores it.


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I’ll send you a pastie as soon as I have access to the php, which at the moment I don’t. The code is worthless of course in the current situation as it is from an earlier incarnation of Freeway, and FTG refuses to recognize that there is a form on the current page, therefore I cannot create the php from the intended page using FTG. Catch 22 ya see…


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That is just so odd, I wonder what the problem is. It’s probably
going to be something simple/stupid, and easy to fix.

Walter

On Jun 30, 2008, at 11:23 AM, chuckamuck wrote:

I’ll send you a pastie as soon as I have access to the php, which
at the moment I don’t. The code is worthless of course in the
current situation as it is from an earlier incarnation of Freeway,
and FTG refuses to recognize that there is a form on the current
page, therefore I cannot create the php from the intended page
using FTG. Catch 22 ya see…


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Ok Walter, here is the pastie.

http://www.pastie.org/224888

This is the original incarnation of the form but it is almost the same as what is posted.


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And what is the page that submits to this handler? This all looks
correct, I can’t see anything wrong here.

Walter

On Jun 30, 2008, at 1:52 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

Ok Walter, here is the pastie.

http://www.pastie.org/224888

This is the original incarnation of the form but it is almost the
same as what is posted.


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And what is the page that submits to this handler? This all looks
correct, I can’t see anything wrong here.

Look at the link on the first post in this thread.


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Okay, but as we’ve established, that page doesn’t contain any Form
tags. It has plenty of inputs and a textarea, but no surrounding
<form> tag telling the browser what to do with those inputs.

It’s no wonder that it doesn’t do anything in FTG – it won’t submit
or do anything at all in a browser either.

I’m not sure how you could make such a thing in Freeway, it’s been my
experience that it doesn’t allow you to place a single form field on
a page without wrapping that page in a form tag.

Walter

On Jun 30, 2008, at 2:41 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

And what is the page that submits to this handler? This all looks
correct, I can’t see anything wrong here.

Look at the link on the first post in this thread.


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