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hello all,

 

i'm working through graeme merrall's nice (and dense) php/mysql tutorial found on webmonkey.

 

part way through that tutorial graeme begins a section that he notes builds on an earlier webmonkey tutorial involving html forms, and suggests that any unfamiliar with it go look at it.

 

knowing at least something about html forms, i'd not take the dirversion except that his php will be building an anchor tag (while he's (apparently) slipping in little things like php recursion), and i don't understand what the anchor tag he's building has to do with html forms.

 

ok, im'a gonna set graeme's tutorial aside and go look_at/do the html form tutorial to ground myself in what graeme's building on.

 

sure enough, there's this in the html form tutorial:

 

<form method="get" action="http://www.myserver.com/cgi-bin/mailscript/"> </form>

 

the html tutorial tells me that this "get" action involves a "forms script" and that "The action attribute provides the correct path to where the form script is processed." "processed" or resides? i don't know. i do believe i'll find out.

 

so, i need a "mailscript" and i (appear to) need a cgi-bin under ~\www before i can continue with the html form diversion.

 

humm... the "cgi-bin" isn't under~\www, its under ~\udrive.

 

ok. im'a gonna go look for mail processing scripts and stash one in ~\www\cgi-bin.

 

thing is, i'd like to know if there is anything lurking over the horizon involving cgi that i should know

before i begin this second diversion.

 

is there an apparent answer to that question at this time?

 

 

best,

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Scan down this page you will find a few topics on mail, may be worth a read! :P

http://center.uniformserver.com/unicenter_site_map.html

 

As for the cgi stuff! Have a look at this section: :P

 

http://center.uniformserver.com/new_users/...sers_index.html

 

They are all reasonable starting points especially for background info; this forum has covered a wealth of topics, also worth a few clicks. :P

All the best

Ric :)

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Scan down this page you will find a few topics on mail, may be worth a read! :P

http://center.uniformserver.com/unicenter_site_map.html

 

As for the cgi stuff! Have a look at this section: :P

 

http://center.uniformserver.com/new_users/...sers_index.html

 

They are all reasonable starting points especially for background info; this forum has covered a wealth of topics, also worth a few clicks. :P

All the best

Ric :)

 

 

thank you ric.

 

will do.

 

 

best,

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Scan down this page you will find a few topics on mail, may be worth a read! :P

http://center.uniformserver.com/unicenter_site_map.html

l]

 

They are all reasonable starting points especially for background info; this forum has covered a wealth of topics, also worth a few clicks. :P

All the best

Ric :P

 

 

whoa!

 

do i feel dumb (again).

 

 

best,

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