I have been working at learning HTML and web design for a year now. I am frustrated with a form on a site that I have taken over maintenance of. I know nothing of programing CGI or PHP but I know that they work with the processing of web forms. I have a form that I would like to have submitted to multiple e-mails at the same time. Is that possible? If so, how do I do it?
Forms are very challenging, especially for designers who don't know programming. The easiest way to write a form and send it to multiple people is to use a mailto form and use that to send it to multiple people. Put multiple email addresses in the action field by separating them with a comma:
<form action="mailto:email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org"> ... </form>
There are lots of resources on learning to build HTML forms and make them work with CGI and other scripts on this site:
- Your First HTML Form
- Mailto Forms
- Making HTML Forms Work
- Free HTML Forms Class
- Form Results by Email - CGI
- PHP Email Form
- A Simple Perl CGI Script
- Python CGI - Accessing CGI Form Data With Python's CGI
How would you help Ginger?
Would you recommend she learn to write Perl or PHP? Or is there some script that you found really easy to use? If you have suggestions for her, you can post them in the comments or reply in the forum.