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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    It's my first lengthy attempt at a form on a website, and I made use of the Basic CGI tool for form feedback from my 1&1 web hosting and was able to get this ugly little page as a start:

    http://www.extraxa.com/test.html

    It's ugly to look at, but it does the job, sending the email when you hit send just like it should.

    Then I took it to dreamweaver, got the thing tweaked to the customer's satisfaction, and tried my first submission and . . .

    error 500: and some such . . .

    Man, I've compared the two pages and can't seem to find where I went wrong with the second page, can anyone spot why this page is not giving me an email submission while the first link does?

    http://www.extraxa.com/apply-now.html
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    Have you chmodded/stripped cr the cgi script after uploading it again? That's the most common cgi problem out there.

    Also check to see the error in the server's error log. If it's something like: Premature end of script headers it's the problem I mentioned above, otherwise it might be some kind of syntax error in the actual cgi file. Can you attatch the .pl that you're using (I'm assuming) if you've modified it at all?
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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    Okay, I looked around in the logs folder and couldn't find anything with a .pl extension, and the two log files with today's date were called "access.log.14.3" and "ftp.log". They were very big and very scary looking, but I didn't see anything that seemed pertinent. Let me know if I should post them just the same.
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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    I really don't understand what you mean though by "chmodded/stripped cr the cgi script after uploading it" or the ".pl that you're using."
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    Did you modify the actual script that's in the cgi-bin folder at all? The one that's here: http://s91288268.onlinehome.us:80/tinc ? That's the one I'm referring to.
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    Not that I know of. I haven't touched it other than whatever was automatically generated with whatever the cgi form wizard created. I was just hoping I could take the original form they created that was working find sending an email on the "submit" button and then just add a bunch of fields to it.

    It's probably more complicated than that, though.

    What do I do next, Brak???
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    Ahh yeah, you can't just add fields (usually) unfortuantely. I would think about creating one of your own, does your server support PHP? That would be super easy and I could show you how to make an easy one, if not you can do it with CGI/PERL but it's gonna be harder, that's all
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    Senior Member mikeycorn's Avatar
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    Woo hoo! Thank you so much, Brak. Let me check the FAQ and find out what they support!
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    Wow, they support a lot of stuff, but yes, it looks like PHP is in there, too.

    Here's part of the FAQ if it helps:

    http://faq.1and1.com/advanced_functi...sh_/index.html
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    Other than having a general idea of what SSL is and the fact that CGI and PHP and SSI are languages for getting the server to do stuff, I really don't have a clue as to what any of that stuff is . . .
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