On Feb 25, 2013, at 4:30 PM, Carlos Bobadilla wrote:
It has been a while since my last post, you can tell by the freeway version I am working at the moment,so bear with me. I was wondering what will be the best way to create the same form or similar to the example link. I have never created a form like this.The form is an employment application form in which users submit their info to the company offering the job with upload file capabilities, so here is the deal:
1.If you look at the example the form has 4 columns: 2 descriptor columns(name,email,address,etc) and 2 input fields columns in the same table. Can this be done and work properly, even if added more columns-6-8?.
I don’t see a link to the example here…
2.The form has to have fields to upload files like resume, cover letter.
Can this type of form be created without the need for a cms or database?
You will need a file handler on the server to accept the file and store it somewhere. You can create a file upload form in Freeway with no additional Actions or code, but the file will go exactly nowhere on your server – it will just be dropped in the /tmp folder and deleted by the server when the request completes. You should know, however, that file upload scripts are one of the easiest places for a server to be attacked. If this is a shared server, you may be responsible for the livelihood of hundreds or thousands of other people when you enable this feature. If this is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) then you can certainly take this leap without concern for anyone but yourself, but then you do still have to worry about the Net at large – once the hackers take over your server, they will zombify it and use it to attack other machines, or to send SPAM or worse.
3.I know there is a upload file and upload extras actions. Can the use of these actions do the job without the cms/database?How can I implement those actions?-I’ve never used them before.
These are used within Freeway to upload additional files to your server when you publish your site, they do not handle form-uploaded files.
4.“THIS ONE IS very important” there will be a social security number input field which I’d like it to work like password encrypted. How do I encrypt or hide the typed info?
You can make it a password field, but this won’t encrypt the data – it will just make it harder for someone to snoop over your shoulder and read it. (My bank does this, and I find it really annoying. I have a hard enough time typing out the account number – do I have to do it with my eyes closed, too?) Unless you get a SSL certificate for the server, and host this form under HTTPS, you will be sending SS#s over the wire “in the clear”, which is fairly irresponsible.
Any suggestions/solutions will be greatly appreciated.
You might want to look at FormsToGo, which has a great set of tools for this sort of thing. Their form handler can accept file uploads, although I have not vetted it for attack vectors.
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