[Pro] PHP Feedback Form

I am a new user. I created a web site and a contact form and then downloaded and applied the Freeway action “PHP feedback form” to my contact page. When i test the form by pressing the “Submit” button, I get the following message.
The page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access.
Please try the following:

Contact the Web site administrator if you believe that this request should be allowed.
Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
HTTP Error 405 - The HTTP verb used to access this page is not allowed.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?


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Hi Thomas,
You don’t appear to be doing anything wrong - other than using an IIS
server. Microsoft have a bug logged against forms using case sensitive
verbs (get and post) and a fix here;

As a quick fix try opening the html file that Freeway has created for
your form page and search for the following code;


<form action="mypage-go.php" method="post">

change the word ‘post’ to ‘POST’ and save and upload the file again.
Point your host (or system admin) towards the hot fix listed above to
get the issue resolved on the server.
If enough people hit this problem I’ll add an option to the action to
automate the workaround.
Regards,
Tim.

On 8 Dec 2009, at 14:55, Thomas Erwin wrote:

I am a new user. I created a web site and a contact form and then
downloaded and applied the Freeway action “PHP feedback form” to my
contact page. When i test the form by pressing the “Submit” button,
I get the following message.
The page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid
method (HTTP verb) was used to attempt access.
Please try the following:

Contact the Web site administrator if you believe that this request
should be allowed.
Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of
your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
HTTP Error 405 - The HTTP verb used to access this page is not
allowed.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?

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Hi Tim -

Where do I open the html file so that I can change “post” to “POST”. If this works, I will contact my web hosting service and let them know of the problem. THanks

Tom


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Where do I open the html file

You will need to open it with a text editor like BBedit, TextEdit or similar - and then you will manually need to upload the file to your server.

Or use the Source Code Snooper action and edit within its action palette. http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=015

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David -

I downloaded and applied source code snooped then activated it and published the site and tried to launch it and got the spinning pizza wheel and had to force quit. I noticed that “PHP feedback form” was attached to both my page and an item on the page so I deleted the action from both places activated it for the page only. Then published, uploaded and pressed submit again and got the following message -“CGI Error - The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers.” According to my ISP, the webserver uses Apache 1.3.x and PHP4, Perl version 5x. PHP4 and Perl scripts are said to be available on the server, if this matters. Anybody have any other ideas?


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Hi Thomas,
Unfortunately the action hasn’t had the rigorous testing on an IIS
server that it has on the Linux side and I suspect there may be more
that needs to be modified in the action to get it to work on your
server. I found this hotfix from Microsoft for the error you are seeing;

Rather than try and chase down each of these errors like this I’d
suggest contacting your host and asking them for an example form to
mail PHP script that they are happy with. If you send me a copy of
that file (or information) then I can either advise you as how to get
the PHP Feedback Form action to work or another cause of action.
http://www.freewayactions.com/product.php?id=con
Regards,
Tim.

On 9 Dec 2009, at 01:48, Thomas Erwin wrote:

David -

I downloaded and applied source code snooped then activated it and
published the site and tried to launch it and got the spinning
pizza wheel and had to force quit. I noticed that “PHP feedback
form” was attached to both my page and an item on the page so I
deleted the action from both places activated it for the page only.
Then published, uploaded and pressed submit again and got the
following message -“CGI Error - The specified CGI application
misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers.”
According to my ISP, the webserver uses Apache 1.3.x and PHP4, Perl
version 5x. PHP4 and Perl scripts are said to be available on the
server, if this matters. Anybody have any other ideas?

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David -

I was finally able to talk to someone at my ISP with web knowledge and he indicated that my server was Windows based and does not support PHP. I asked them to give me space on a Unix based server and they are in the process of making the change. I am told that the Unix server supports PHP through version 4.4.7 and maybe version 5 in the near future. I will let you know if this change helps. What’s your guess?

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I will let you know if this change helps.

Undoubtedly it will - personally I avoid Windows Servers like the plague.

David


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