View Full Version : Help, please. Anyone ?

Art Guy
11-18-2002, 07:10 AM
Hello all. I hope you can help me.

In an effort to cut down time in completing emails for my job, I am attempting to create a shortcut...if at all possible.

I want to have a page that allow the user to submit key pieces of information. ie:

Client name:
Hotel Name:

Once the information is submitted, I would like to hit a button that will then display:

Dear _________, (client name)

Curently you have a reservation at ___________ (hotel). They are located at _____________. (address). They may be reached by calling _________. (phone)


Then I can just cut and paste into my system. In the final version it would be much longer and have radio buttons to display additional paragraphs.

Is this possible? If so what is the easiest way to do this. Unfortunately my Server (The webspace provided by my ISP) has limitations so basically it will just have to keep it in memory, if possible. . I know they don't allow CGI script and I believe the same is true for PHP (I am looking into it now).

I have some HTML knowledge, but can't seem to figure this one out.

If this is over complicating things, please suggest an easier way, ie Flash, java, etc.


11-18-2002, 01:45 PM
You lost me here....

If a visitor inputs some information in your form, why would they need it e-mailed back to them???

If I get it right, user is filling the form, while you are the one sending the e-mail. How do you plan to do that without having this information stored ("keep it in memory")???

Anyway, here are the steps I suggest for you to take:
1. Lay down application requirements (in unambiguous manner)
2. Find someone do develop it for you
3. Based of their suggestion change ISP (or their plan) to have server-side scripting and possibly database access.

.... Or and one more thing... use descripting titles for you post. They catch more attention than cries for help

11-19-2002, 01:34 PM
you can pay for third party services like www.bravenet.com. Try it for free first, only catch is you'll get their advertisers coming in, but you can pay for their services if you like it, and you don't have to worry about hosting it, its on their own server.