html is a markup language which basically tells the browser
what to display and how to display it, it does not "Do"
anything other than that.
if you want to "Do" something, such as email the contents of
a form you will need a scripting language. The best thing
to do is to check with your host and see what is available.
They often have already written scripts that you can hook
your form to ( e.g. form action="path/to/script.whatever")
and the script will be processed by the server and email the
form contents to whatever email address you designate. The
most common script languages for this are php, asp, perl,
and coldfusion but like I mentioned your host should be able
to tell you what is available and how to implement it.
instead of server side (through the visitors browser instead
of being processed by the host server) but they usually work
using the visitor's email client/program.
On 6/04/06, Mar/1/Ont wrote:
> I'm going to attempt a modified version of a blog. It
> will really be a web page that I will add to after
> students send me a submission (which I will have to
> edit). I want to set up a form that kids will access on
> the web. I have the submit and reset buttons and the text
> box all ready to go, but I can't figure out how to get the
> contents of the box to be emailed to me upon someone
> clicking submit. What am I missing? I've searched
> through the help topics but can't find it.