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  1. #1
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    Submitting form content to an email plus a 'thank you' page

    Actually I am not even sure if this kind of form handling is even allowed, but here is what I want to do.

    I have the following HTML form and piece of javascript code to submit the form to my email and show a 'thank you' page after submitting.

    HTML Code:
    <form id="form" method="post" name="form" onsubmit="submitForm();">
    <input name="to" type="hidden" value="user@domain.com" /> 
    <input name="feedback" type="hidden" value="thanks.htm" />
    <table>
    </tr>
    <tr>
     <td>
      <label for="first_name">First Name</label>
     </td>
     <td>
      <input  type="text" name="first_name" maxlength="50" size="30">
     </td>
    </tr>
    
    <tr>
     <td>
      <label for="last_name">Last Name</label>
     </td>
     <td>
      <input  type="text" name="last_name" maxlength="50" size="30">
     </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    
    <input name="Submit" type="submit" value="Submit" />
    </form>
    Javascript:

    Code:
    $(document).ready(function(){
    
        function submitForm() { 
        	
        	emailForm("form"); 
        	
        } 
        
        function emailForm(myForm) {
    		myForm.submit();
    	} 
        
      });
    But when the submit button is clicked, nothign happens. I appreciate if anyone could tell me what the problem is.

    Thanks in advance,
    Atrisa

  2. #2
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    Add in the action attribute to the form tag specifying the thank you page.

  3. #3
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    If you mean like this:

    <form id="form" action="thanks.htm" method="post" name="form" onsubmit="submitForm();">

    I have done this; It goes to the thanks page now, but doesn't deliver the form to my email.

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    to send email you need a language that can interact with your smtp or simply email server. you can do that very easily using PHP.
    http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_mail.asp
    http://www.freecontactform.com/email_form.php

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    The problem is that I can't use php or perl, because this form resides on Liferay server on tomcat 7 which is JAVA based; I could use Liferay's own web form, but that is some lame.

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    then you may use supported language. JSP if it supports. or simply you can upload a file to another server that supports PHP and set your form's action to that server (Although its not a proper way but worth a try)

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    Thanks Zabi. I am now trying with JSP. Where can I get or download this "/blx.tld" file as it is complaining about it. I have been googling, but doesn't get me any where.

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