I am trying to have my form (saved in .html) to send details to my email address and redirect the person who sent the form to a second HTML page saved in the same directory.
The code I am using is:
<form action="MAILTO:firstname.lastname@example.org" method="post" enctype="text/plain">
<input name="_redirect" type="hidden" value="thankyou.html" />
Using this script allows me to send the email but doesn't redirect the user to the new page.
If I type:
<form action="thankyou.html" method="post">
<input name="_recipients" type="hidden" value="email@example.com" />
<input name="_redirect" type="hidden"
The user is redirected to the thankyou page but I do not receive the email.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong please?
Using a hidden field will simply pass a value to the server. It will not perform a specific function unless you tell it to.
You will need some software on the server that compiles the details, sends them to your inbox, and then redirects the user.
I am not sure why you have posted this in the database. Is ASP available to you on your server?
I am aware of that but my question was in regards with whether or not a button can perform 2 actions at the same time.
I am working for one of my colleague and I am do not know if the server has an ASP software yet. Will have to ask.
To answer your question, I have posted this in the database because I thought someone could help me with my query concerning ASP (which is where I posted, if you noticed!)...Is this good enough for you??!!
i see a misunderstanding here. i think buntine is merely trying to figure out if you have access to asp (windows server) to do the things you ask. A standard form button cannot to more than one thing however with asp you could send your form via email and also execute a redirect. However its up to the server your website is hosted on. It very well may be a unix/linux server requiring a php solution instead of asp
if you have asp available, post and we'll give you some ideas
don't knock buntine, he/she is a genious! has helped me many times whether it was my own post or reading others