Am I looking at this the wrong way with scripting?
Possibly. If you want the user to have a record of what was submitted you have some options:
1. Send an email with a transcript of their submission in the message body. 2. Save a transcript to a text file on the server and either: a) send it by email as an attachment, or b) provide a download link to the file.
In option (b) you should use a unique file name for each user, otherwise other users could download some one else's submission.