I'm about ready to get a dedicated server (long overdue) and I created our website with frontpage. I like using Frontpage/Expressions, but wondered if anyone can help me create forms that don't need the server extensions, that forward the form info to my email and send to a customized confirmation page.
The extensions were such a hassle, always having to be fixed etc. I just wanted to publish like normal people :)
1. How do I use forms? 2. How do I get form data emailed to me? 3. How can I use tables to structure forms? 4. How can I eliminate the extra space after a </form> tag? 5. How do I make a form so it can be submitted by hitting ENTER? 6. How do I set the focus to the first form field? 7. How can I make a form with custom buttons? 8. Can I have two or more Submit buttons in the same form? 9. Can I have two or more actions in the same form? 10. How can I require that fields be filled in, or filled in correctly? 11. Can I prevent a form from being submitted again? 12. How can I allow file uploads to my web site? 13. How can I use forms for pull-down navigation menus?
Msg#: 3405717 posted 3:34 am on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)
Question #2: Does anyone know what other "Frontpage" proprietary functions there would be that might not function upon using FTP. (So far I can only think of borders & forms) How about includes?
FP include works just fine even when you non FP FTP tool to upload your site. As when you save/close the site, it actually inputs the code within the page and does 'not' act like SSI where you have to upload both actual page and page that is being included via SSI.
However the catch is FP include feature is no longer part of MS Expression Web (aka New Version of FP), however Expression Web Still supports Page Include function if you write the include line in the code & then it works like normal.
First I'd like to say that I always recommend that you install FP Extensions if maintaining an FP Web. There are many things going on when those Extensions are installed and functioning correctly (which they usually do). It takes a whole 15-20 seconds to install the FP Extensions on a per site basis. Another 15-20 to uninstall.
I stopped using FP forms many years ago after I hired my first asp programmer. He taught me the ropes and showed me how to use the same forms I had set up and just replace a few things here and there, make them asp pages and install ASPEmail to handle the email routines. Works like a charm. There have been some problems with "header injection attacks" but those have been minimized with additional "checks and balances".
Now that I'm diving into ASP.NET, there's a whole 'nuther way to do forms. ;)
P.S. You should also set up a simple database for your forms and start capturing all that information. You'll find it will come in use as you grow your database. ;)