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Re^3: passing CGI form parameters via HTML email

by mbadolato (Hermit)
on Jun 22, 2006 at 02:39 UTC ( #556814=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: passing CGI form parameters via HTML email
in thread passing CGI form parameters via HTML email

Well, I just tried this out. I sent the email from my work server, and picked it up at home, via Thunderbird.

The URL pointed to your script, which I copied to a local machine here.

I used the subject "Test" and the comment "Foo"

when I clicked the submit button in the email I got:

$subject is Test $content is

The URL was correct:

Further analysis shows that the form variable in your scripts is set to a different name than what you're trying to print. IE, you do this in your script that generates the email:

Comments: <textarea name="content" rows="2" cols="15"></textarea>

and this in your script that prints:

my $comments = param("comments");

So, I think you have a combination of things. 1) Your CGI parameter is wrong, and 2) AOL may not be letting you submit properly (or may be munging your HTML as was suggested above)

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Re^4: passing CGI form parameters via HTML email
by gmacfadden (Sexton) on Jun 22, 2006 at 13:39 UTC
    After correcting the CGI parm, everything worked properly on a different email client (AOL email not being very friendly). Thanks for the great help.

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